Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

46,038Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 5332

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 123 out of 5332

1,200 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

11% of this provider’s 1,058 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 1,200 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

More resources »

Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 1,058 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

More resources »

Opioids

9% of this provider’s 1,200 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.08M

2012

$1.29M

2013

$1.48M

2014

$1.94M

2015

Number of Claims

19,502

2012

25,185

2013

31,865

2014

46,038

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
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

1,905

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,707

prescriptions.

166

patients, 14% of all patients

1 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,758

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,550

prescriptions.

176

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
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

1,601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,417

prescriptions.

185

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,324

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
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

1,369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,297

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,273

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
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

1,214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

7 14
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

1,106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

995

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

8 18
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

1,094

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

9 4
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

995

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

969

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

10 41
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

872

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

11 27
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

822

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

12 33
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

767

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

13 15
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

682

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

665

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

15 77
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

650

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

10 16 57
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

643

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
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

630

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

18 22
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

624

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

19 7
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

597

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

20 42
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

556

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

21 6
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

532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

22 50
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

530

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

23 59
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

524

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

25 62
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
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

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

27 44
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

446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 117
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

436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
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

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

30 115
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

31 85
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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

33 124
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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

34 9
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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 63
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

36 114
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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

38 28
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

39 13
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 131
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 169
HEPARIN SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

42 237
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 56
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

44 94
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

45 92
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

46 52
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 127
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

48 48
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

49 344
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

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 55
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

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 101
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

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

52 118
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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

53 12
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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 24
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

54 34
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

56 155
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

57 110
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

58 21
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

59 366
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

60 17
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 61 170
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 105
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

63 47
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 89
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

O 65 66
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

66 362
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

66 75
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

68 65
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

68 80
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 R 70 238
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

R 71 29
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

A 72 46
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11 73 71
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 121
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

<11 75 99
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

76 79
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 77 154
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 78 120
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

79 104
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

80 166
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 51
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 125
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 83 293
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

84 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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 68
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 85 241
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

A 87 193
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 31
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

89 250
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

A 90 87
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

91 19
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 92 86
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

93 103
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 94 177
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

95 227
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness 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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 149
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 97 43
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 199
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O 99 61
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

99 135
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 204
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

102 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A 103 88
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

104 32
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

105 201
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 106 164
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

106 200
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 108 235
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 109 136
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 110 225
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 64
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 205
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 111 190
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

111 181
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

111 72
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 116 202
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 116 203
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 118 315
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 118 145
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

118 119
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

118 175
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 60
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 91
ASACOL HD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 124 654
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

125 45
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 126 93
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 126 276
APTIOM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 128 672
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 128 283
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

128 35
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 128 224
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

132 172
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 133 148
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 133 324
SPS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

135 421
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 136 139
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

137 25
LETROZOLE

Used to treat certain types... +

Used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women who have already stopped menstruating (postmenopausal). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 137 357
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 137 253
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 137 296
METHAZOLAMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 137 695
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 137 141
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 143 708
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE

Bethanechol is used to reli... +

Bethanechol is used to relieve difficulties in urinating caused by surgery, drugs, or other factors. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 143 498
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 143 70
MEXILETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 146 719
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 146 160
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 146 266
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 146 150
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

A R 150 363
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

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.