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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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34,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 5332

$3.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 5332

644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

19% of this provider’s 629 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

53% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 629 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

19% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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

$2.11M

2012

$2.35M

2013

$2.68M

2014

$3.11M

2015

Number of Claims

28,090

2012

30,470

2013

32,056

2014

34,459

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
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

1,134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,134

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,094

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,089

prescriptions.

156

patients, 24% of all patients

2 8
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

1,086

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,060

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

3 23
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

924

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

4 16
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

728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
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

696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

P 6 63
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

7 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

8 9
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

8 52
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

637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

10 10 145
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

11 78
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

12 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

13 2
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

489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

13 56
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

15 3
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

17 4
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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

18 44
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

19 73
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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

20 7
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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

21 10
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 38
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

23 175
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 28
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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

24 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

26 62
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

27 81
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

28 15
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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

29 33
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

30 134
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

31 51
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

R 32 29
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

33 99
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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

34 137
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

173

patients, 27% of all patients

A 35 87
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

36 18
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

37 98
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 21
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

38 188
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

40 5
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

41 89
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

42 532
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

162

patients, 25% of all patients

A 43 46
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

44 60
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

45 151
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

45 80
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

47 40
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 14
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

49 185
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 30
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O 50 61
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

52 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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

52 26
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

54 34
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

55 223
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

56 36
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

57 12
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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

58 141
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

59 65
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

60 6
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

61 79
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

62 260
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

62 54
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

64 93
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 77
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 68
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 27
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

68 86
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

69 198
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 117
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

71 112
COUMADIN

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 156
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

73 59
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

73 45
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

73 165
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

76 75
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

77 32
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

78 97
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 82
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

79 48
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 35
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

81 41
SSD 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

83 255
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 91
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 164
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

86 42
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

86 234
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

86 115
ALCOHOL PADS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

89 109
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

89 106
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 55
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 91 170
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

93 94
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 17
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 120
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 47
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 130
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

98 31
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

98 252
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

100 171
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

101 248
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 311
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 22
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 203
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 105 217
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

105 115
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

105 101
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

105 152
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

109 25
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

109 166
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

111 158
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 112 107
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

113 104
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

113 76
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P 115 127
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

116 37
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

116 142
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

116 103
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 119 143
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 120 261
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 120 293
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

120 331
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 123 71
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

124 163
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

125 287
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 125 64
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

127 206
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 128 108
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 129 509
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 130 96
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

130 50
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 132 169
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

133 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 134 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

134 49
ZENPEP 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

134 346
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 137 208
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 R 137 139
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

139 122
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 140 177
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 Feb. 24, 2010.
  • 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.