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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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33,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 2840

$3.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 2840

465 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

3% of this provider’s 384 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

63% of this provider’s 465 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

26% of this provider’s 384 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

26% of this provider’s 465 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$114 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

72 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$2.16M

2012

$2.5M

2013

$3.06M

2014

$3.84M

2015

Number of Claims

22,963

2012

25,896

2013

28,800

2014

33,551

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

152

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,041

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

129

patients, 28% of all patients

2 16
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

924

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

830

prescriptions.

111

patients, 24% of all patients

3 9
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

916

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

125

patients, 27% of all patients

4 27
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

784

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

115

patients, 25% of all patients

5 5
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

711

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

6 3
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

651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

7 2
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

619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

8 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

9 12
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

579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

10 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

11 30
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

12 8
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

453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

13 57
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

14 19
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

15 65
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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

16 111
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

17 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

18 6
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

19 20
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

20 107
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

21 75
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

22 106
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

23 52
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

24 26
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

25 97
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

25 172
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

27 165
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

28 144
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

29 21
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

30 43
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

31 34
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 14
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

R 33 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

34 39
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

35 118
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

36 7
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

36 122
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

38 101
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

39 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

39 63
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

41 77
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

O 43 55
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

44 162
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

45 13
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

46 11
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

47 161
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

48 150
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

48 378
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

50 294
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

51 10
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

52 104
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

53 72
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

54 240
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

55 317
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

153

patients, 33% of all patients

A 56 90
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

57 93
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

58 296
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

59 209
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

59 58
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

10 61 319
VASCEPA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

61 194
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

63 49
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

64 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

65 24
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

66 69
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

67 160
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

68 120
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

69 202
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

70 440
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

70 60
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

72 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

73 76
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

73 152
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

75 180
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

76 214
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

77 68
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 366
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

A 79 51
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

79 17
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

81 40
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

81 35
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

83 86
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

84 96
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

85 147
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

86 23
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

87 25
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

87 228
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

89 239
VARIVAX VACCINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

10 89 484
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

91 173
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

92 241
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

92 130
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

O 94 18
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 95 114
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

95 38
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

97 218
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 32
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

99 85
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 100 498
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

101 210
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

102 92
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

102 285
COREG CR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 102 417
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 105 256
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

105 103
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

107 29
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 107 33
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 109 164
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

A 110 193
LOVAZA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

110 321
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 112 258
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

113 183
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

113 291
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

115 71
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 116 56
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 117 286
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 117 48
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

119 78
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

119 141
VERAPAMIL SR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 10 121 526
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

121 53
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 121 15
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 124 47
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

124 219
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

126 189
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 126 84
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

A 128 115
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 129 274
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 130 81
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 R 130 123
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 132 176
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 133 153
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 134 328
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 134 46
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

134 339
FLECTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 137 393
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

138 37
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 139 62
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 139 479
ALCOHOL PADS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

139 143
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

Treats chronic obstructive ... +

Treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

139 375
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 143 244
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

143 125
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. 27, 2012.
  • 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.