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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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19,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1226

$3.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1226

280 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

45% of this provider’s 280 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 192 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

18% of this provider’s 280 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$189 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

70 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

$1.22M

2012

$1.88M

2013

$2.85M

2014

$3.68M

2015

Number of Claims

10,842

2012

14,634

2013

18,473

2014

19,491

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
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

1,093

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

144

patients, 51% of all patients

1 39
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

90

patients, 32% of all patients

2 18
VASCEPA 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

84

patients, 30% of all patients

3 136
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

437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

74

patients, 26% of all patients

4 110
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

370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
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

349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

6 105
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

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

7 29
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

298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

8 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

9 1
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

10 19
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

11 15
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

12 116
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

13 119
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

14 7
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

15 37
BYDUREON PEN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16 267
HORIZANT 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

10 17 269
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

18 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

58

patients, 21% of all patients

19 21
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

68

patients, 24% of all patients

20 59
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

21 251
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

22 14
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

23 257
EPIPEN 2-PAK

Used for emergency treatmen... +

Used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis) to insect bites or stings, medicines, foods, or other substances. Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

10 24 284
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

25 8
OLOPATADINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

10 25 296
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

27 3
DUEXIS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

10 28 263
EDARBI 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

10 29 312
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

30 32
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

31 119
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

32 249
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

33 52
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

34 20
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

35 4
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

36 9
FARXIGA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

10 36 236
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

38 158
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

39 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

39 44
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

41 230
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

42 47
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

43 48
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

43 179
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

R 45 26
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

46 251
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

47 194
PAZEO 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

48 333
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

49 12
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

50 13
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

50 242
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

52 343
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

52 71
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

52 56
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

55 347
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

56 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

57 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

58 67
BYDUREON 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

58 350
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

60 162
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

60 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

62 42
QNASL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

10 63 353
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

63 24
JENTADUETO 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

63 262
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 66 25
BRINTELLIX 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

67 357
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise 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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

68 211
CLOCORTOLONE PIVALATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

10 68 360
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

A 70 79
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

71 10
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 72 41
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.

<11 73 170
JARDIANCE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

74 297
VIMOVO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

74 229
TUDORZA PRESSAIR

Used as a long term treatme... +

Used as a long term treatment to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients 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 air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

76 370
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

76 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

78 23
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

79 69
ALCOHOL PADS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

80 188
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 80 68
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

82 46
EDARBYCLOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

83 379
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

R 84 99
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

85 325
XIFAXAN

Treats traveler's diarrhea ... +

Treats traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

A 85 290
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

A 85 61
LORZONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

R 10 85 394
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

89 82
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 89 5
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

91 237
AFREZZA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

10 92 408
TOPIRAMATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 93 414
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

93 143
AMRIX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 R 10 95 421
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 95 104
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 97 284
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 98 88
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 99 216
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 Sept. 15, 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.