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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,319Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 2840

$4.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 2840

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

95% 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 York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 601 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

55% of this provider’s 657 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 601 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 657 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$124 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$2.86M

2012

$3.28M

2013

$3.64M

2014

$4.14M

2015

Number of Claims

25,260

2012

28,615

2013

31,326

2014

33,319

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
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,541

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,416

prescriptions.

209

patients, 32% of all patients

10 1 57
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

1,321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,213

prescriptions.

202

patients, 31% of all patients

2 36
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

985

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

898

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

959

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

880

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

10 4 79
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

911

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

147

patients, 22% of all patients

5 3
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

909

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

131

patients, 20% of all patients

6 12
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

818

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

7 20
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

769

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

8 30
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

759

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

9 16
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

724

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

200

patients, 30% of all patients

10 78
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

11 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

12 1
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

519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

13 98
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

519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

13 5
TRIBENZOR 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15 232
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

16 107
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

17 13
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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

18 9
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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

19 31
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

20 65
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

248

patients, 38% of all patients

A 21 51
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

22 44
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

23 19
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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

24 2
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

25 60
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

26 35
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

27 150
ACARBOSE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

10 28 287
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

29 75
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

30 204
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

31 34
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

31 106
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

33 141
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 37
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

35 284
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

36 21
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 172
ATELVIA 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

38 269
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

38 15
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

40 43
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

41 41
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

42 7
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

43 286
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

44 124
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

45 242
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

45 67
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

47 27
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

47 52
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

49 155
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 69
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

51 33
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

52 86
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

52 24
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

A 54 115
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

55 10
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

56 165
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

57 113
VASCEPA 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

58 194
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

58 164
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

60 97
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

61 281
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

62 114
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

63 58
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

64 118
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

64 218
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

66 142
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

67 92
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

67 101
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

69 162
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

70 160
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

71 251
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

72 180
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

73 8
LOVAZA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

74 321
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

75 50
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

76 178
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide 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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

77 191
FLECTOR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

77 393
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 285
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

R 79 28
ENTECAVIR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 387
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

82 222
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 77
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 214
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 68
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

86 151
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

87 102
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A R 88 308
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 26
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

89 450
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

89 183
PROLIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

89 260
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 295
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

94 291
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 349
ALCOHOL PADS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

95 143
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

97 240
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 22
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

98 11
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

98 518
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 161
EXFORGE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 522
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 280
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 104 274
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 104 90
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 96
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

107 261
VIREAD 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 107 316
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

109 451
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 144
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

110 353
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

112 135
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

113 66
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 114 72
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

115 152
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

116 433
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 117 148
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

117 93
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

119 228
JALYN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 120 351
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 120 14
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 120 87
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 123 128
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 124 196
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 Aug. 2, 2013.
  • 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.