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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1226

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1226

567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

25% of this provider’s 431 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 431 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$972K

2012

$973K

2013

$1.23M

2014

$1.42M

2015

Number of Claims

15,324

2012

15,888

2013

18,228

2014

22,803

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
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

857

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

1 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
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

678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
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

654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
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

625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

P 5 60
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

622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

P 7 64
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

527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

8 12
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
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

432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 146
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

14 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 109
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

17 19
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

18 4
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 34
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 16
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O 24 31
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 80
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 104
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 28 149
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 59
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 75
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

31 13
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

32 14
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

33 51
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 11
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 119
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

36 10
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 240
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 38 27
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O 39 36
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 22
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 25
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 81
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 129
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

42 33
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 50
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 46 214
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 225
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 39
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 68
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

50 9
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 61
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 177
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 94
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 260
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 77
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 46
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 40
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 108
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 59 148
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 225
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 61 28
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 61 266
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 63 78
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

A 64 79
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

65 121
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 152
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 66 114
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

R 68 26
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 155
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 192
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 194
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 135
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 74 145
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

75 106
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 76 63
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

77 53
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 45
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 78 157
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 80 215
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

80 166
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 82 128
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

83 124
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 83 54
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 85 391
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 223
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 87 270
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 88 49
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 89 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 89 169
PERMETHRIN

Treats head lice and scabies. +

Treats head lice and scabies. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

91 314
RISPERIDONE ODT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 92 414
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 92 245
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

92 62
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 95 420
ENULOSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 96 238
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 97 297
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 98 115
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 98 30
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 R 100 185
About This Data

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

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