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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 101

$2.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 101

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

85% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 647 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

52% of this provider’s 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 45%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 647 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 38%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $659 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.42M

2012

$1.96M

2013

$2.15M

2014

$2.38M

2015

Number of Claims

19,151

2012

29,917

2013

32,421

2014

31,120

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

2,222

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,827

prescriptions.

317

patients, 40% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,215

prescriptions.

250

patients, 32% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,150

prescriptions.

199

patients, 25% of all patients

3 8
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

728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

4 11
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

721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

5 12
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

6 24
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

177

patients, 23% of all patients

7 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

625

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

8 21
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

9 19
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

582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

11 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

12 18
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

498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

14 37
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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

15 34
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

230

patients, 29% of all patients

A 16 39
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

417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

17 41
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

18 80
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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 59
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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

21 58
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

241

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 55
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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

A 23 45
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

25 16
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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

28 75
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

29 25
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

31 22
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 61
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

R 33 23
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

34 62
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

35 54
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

36 83
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 50
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

38 42
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

O 39 60
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 79
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 40
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

42 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

43 51
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 124
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

45 44
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

47 85
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

48 74
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 78
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 114
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 52
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

A 52 134
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

53 137
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 138
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 55 104
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 69
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

57 112
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 76
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 90
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

61 15
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 153
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 68
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

63 97
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O 65 159
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 102
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

67 67
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 122
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

R 69 163
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 70 101
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

71 53
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 164
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 165
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 132
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 33
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 P 76 168
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 110
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 134
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 79 13
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 173
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

81 88
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 82 179
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 125
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 182
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 85 119
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 70
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 87 144
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 98
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 87 94
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 147
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 91 140
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 92 199
SUSTIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 92 106
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 92 199
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 92 151
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 96 207
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 97 210
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 97 111
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 159
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 99 213
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

99 93
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 136
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 102 217
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 130
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 221
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 106 155
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 86
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 106 88
PROCRIT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 109 227
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 109 162
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

111 65
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 111 116
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 111 233
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

111 104
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 May 28, 2015.
  • 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.