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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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17,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 2840

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 2840

472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

14% of this provider’s 366 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

40% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 366 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

17% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.34M

2012

$1.42M

2013

$1.46M

2014

$1.17M

2015

Number of Claims

20,356

2012

23,005

2013

24,258

2014

17,684

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

978

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

109

patients, 23% of all patients

1 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

719

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

115

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
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

536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
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

532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

4 14
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

512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

5 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

6 23
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

7 6
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

8 53
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
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

288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

10 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

11 19
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

270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

12 3
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

13 37
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

14 129
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

15 21
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

16 110
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

17 31
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

18 7
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

19 5
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

20 119
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

<11 23 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

24 1
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 48
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 91
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 42
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

27 190
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

R 29 123
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

29 26
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

31 29
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

32 20
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 125
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 96
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 102
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 30
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 37 65
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 38 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 76
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 40
TRANSDERM-SCOP 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 41 293
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 105
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 69
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

44 167
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 12
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

A 46 87
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

47 49
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

49 63
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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

50 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

51 108
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 52 34
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

52 95
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 54 84
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

54 147
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

54 74
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 235
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 81
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 46
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 17
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 61 171
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 215
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 62 55
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 68
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 343
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

65 177
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 255
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

69 24
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 212
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 70 109
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 70 94
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 73 15
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

73 25
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

75 390
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

R 76 28
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 76 130
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

78 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 79 419
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

80 160
PHENYTOIN

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 81 352
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 82 187
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 339
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 82 265
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A 82 90
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 574
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 86 348
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 86 52
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 70
About This Data

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

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