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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,002Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 954

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 954

1,022 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

8% of this provider’s 164 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 1,022 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 164 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 1,022 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 9%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.16M

2012

$1.24M

2013

$1.41M

2014

$1.63M

2015

Number of Claims

20,974

2012

22,880

2013

24,761

2014

26,002

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
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,235

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

218

patients, 21% of all patients

10 1 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

961

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

2 2
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

915

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

3 5
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

891

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

751

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

5 4
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

666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

6 98
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

612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

7 62
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

8 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

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

415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

10 138
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

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

11 11
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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

12 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

13 137
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

14 37
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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

15 1
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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

16 229
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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

17 42
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

18 124
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

20 33
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 10 21 209
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

22 256
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

23 47
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

24 14
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 83
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

26 74
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

26 101
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

28 40
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 97
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

30 57
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

32 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

33 107
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

34 75
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

35 151
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

36 183
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 27
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

38 23
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 12
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

40 178
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 54
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

42 95
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 42 225
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

44 155
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

45 146
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

46 39
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

48 8
ENULOSE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 447
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 61
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

51 46
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 82
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 373
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 10
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 105
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 19
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 63
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

58 51
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

58 157
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

60 13
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

61 16
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 259
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 169
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 64 172
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

65 50
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

66 215
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 67 200
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 309
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 494
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 252
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 71 48
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 328
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 108
TEGRETOL XR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 74 444
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 507
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 244
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 245
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 197
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 18
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

78 383
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 24
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 82 26
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 83 267
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 84 44
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 84 391
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 134
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 301
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 20
DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryne... +

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 140
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 89 221
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 306
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 92 66
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 546
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 92 41
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 95 58
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A 95 100
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 182
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 76
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 324
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 100 117
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 114
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 102 112
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 102 144
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 128
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 105 140
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 105 184
ERYTHROMYCIN-BENZOYL PEROXIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

10 105 562
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 108 564
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 108 331
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 110 73
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 115
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 187
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 112 258
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 114 53
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 115 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 115 109
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 117 135
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

117 286
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 Oct. 29, 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.