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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,968Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 5332

$4.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 5332

1,068 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

8% of this provider’s 764 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 1,068 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 764 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

22% of this provider’s 1,068 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$2.55M

2012

$3.32M

2013

$4.3M

2014

$4.56M

2015

Number of Claims

29,307

2012

38,229

2013

46,122

2014

48,968

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
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

1,551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,091

prescriptions.

250

patients, 23% of all patients

1 5
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

1,332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

968

prescriptions.

173

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

180

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

1,203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

198

patients, 19% of all patients

4 53
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

1,179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

934

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
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

1,179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

214

patients, 20% of all patients

R 5 29
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

1,061

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

7 23
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

964

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

8 13
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

953

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

190

patients, 18% of all patients

9 45
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

772

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

10 69
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

753

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
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

752

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

12 72
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

13 6
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

746

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

14 47
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

722

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

15 65
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

655

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

16 15
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

655

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

16 93
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

638

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

18 32
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

620

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

617

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

187

patients, 18% of all patients

20 187
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

616

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

21 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 602

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

10 22 295
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

572

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

O 23 61
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

535

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

24 16
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

530

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

25 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

26 2
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

27 163
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

499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

28 11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

29 54
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

476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

10 30 141
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

31 30
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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

32 18
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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

33 51
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

34 8
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

35 17
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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

36 31
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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

37 24
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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

P 38 63
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

39 102
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

R 40 184
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

41 90
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

41 97
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

43 181
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

44 165
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

45 137
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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

46 36
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

47 10
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

48 33
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

49 9
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

50 108
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

51 49
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

52 223
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

53 115
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

54 173
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

55 20
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

56 260
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

57 67
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

59 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

60 62
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

61 34
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

62 122
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

R 10 63 350
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

240

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

64 22
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

65 103
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O 66 271
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

67 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

O 68 66
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

69 248
CROMOLYN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

70 322
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

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

71 79
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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

72 83
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

73 218
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

74 185
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

75 76
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

75 291
RIZATRIPTAN

Rizatriptan is used to trea... +

Rizatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

10 77 560
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

78 106
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

79 64
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

80 370
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

81 130
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

A 82 46
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

82 166
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

84 205
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

85 92
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

86 27
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

87 37
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

87 68
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

89 44
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

90 40
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

91 325
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 71
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 150
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 57
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 244
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 186
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

97 142
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

98 85
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 118
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

100 114
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 101 323
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

102 26
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

102 206
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

104 259
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

105 75
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 491
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

107 375
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

108 298
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 203
TRIBENZOR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 220
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

110 270
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 112 214
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

112 135
ALCOHOL PADS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

114 109
BRINTELLIX 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

114 458
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 219
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

117 126
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, 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), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

118 228
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 118 96
GLIPIZIDE XL

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

120 107
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

121 104
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

121 252
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

121 251
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 145
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

125 73
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 126 98
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

127 171
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 56
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

129 48
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 130 131
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

131 100
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

132 89
MEGACE ES 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 10 133 658
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

134 164
JALYN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 134 367
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

134 119
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 137 42
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

137 183
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 139 285
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 140 303
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 140 132
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 142 412
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

143 86
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

144 19
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 144 127
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

144 158
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

144 94
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 144 50
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 149 81
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 149 353
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 151 35
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 April 21, 2016.
  • 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.