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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 96

$2.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 96

833 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in New Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

28% of this provider’s 762 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 762 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.21M

2012

$2.39M

2013

$2.5M

2014

$2.84M

2015

Number of Claims

26,190

2012

31,168

2013

32,419

2014

38,831

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,407

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

10 1 43
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,228

prescriptions.

159

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,099

prescriptions.

168

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,059

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

935

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,025

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

985

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

5 17
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

992

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

976

prescriptions.

176

patients, 21% of all patients

6 11
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

892

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

7 35
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

789

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

8 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 27
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

P 10 54
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

12 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

13 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

14 22
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

15 16
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

530

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

17 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

529

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

18 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

19 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

20 24
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

21 14
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

23 33
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

23 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

25 5
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

26 26
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

27 21
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

28 47
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

31 15
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

32 6
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

33 56
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

33 19
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 110
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

36 13
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

37 44
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

38 20
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

39 61
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

40 74
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

41 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

42 49
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 65
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

44 92
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

R 45 103
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

46 46
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 60
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 25
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O 49 29
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 141
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

51 55
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 165
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

R 53 38
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 109
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

55 41
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

55 67
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

57 75
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 58 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

59 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 59
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

61 42
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 40
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

63 90
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 191
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 166
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 69
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

67 113
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 77
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 159
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

A 70 53
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 39
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 207
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 74 161
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

75 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 106
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

77 85
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

78 72
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

78 62
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A 81 88
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 82 87
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 172
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 84 219
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

85 132
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 95
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 119
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 76
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 188
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 30
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 71
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

92 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 153
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 93 52
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 93 182
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 96 130
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 97 186
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 98 81
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 99 168
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

99 50
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 63
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

99 102
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 103 226
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 R 103 199
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 105 228
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 105 125
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

107 96
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 107 121
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

109 82
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 110 123
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 110 64
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 112 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

112 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

114 78
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 114 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 114 149
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

114 203
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

114 131
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

119 150
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 119 237
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

121 104
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 121 238
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

123 209
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 123 241
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

125 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

125 45
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 127 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 57
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

129 154
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 130 176
PROCRIT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 130 201
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 130 51
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 133 260
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 133 260
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 133 133
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 136 215
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

136 93
RISPERIDONE ODT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 136 262
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 136 120
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 136 147
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 136 195
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

142 94
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 142 267
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 144 163
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 145 200
PARICALCITOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 145 272
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.