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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 5332

$3.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 5332

918 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% 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

3% of this provider’s 907 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

51% of this provider’s 918 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 907 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

1% of this provider’s 918 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$3.37M

2012

$3.38M

2013

$3.5M

2014

$3.25M

2015

Number of Claims

38,893

2012

38,566

2013

38,511

2014

36,640

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,989

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,961

prescriptions.

261

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
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

1,961

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,956

prescriptions.

258

patients, 28% of all patients

2 1
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,833

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,816

prescriptions.

224

patients, 24% of all patients

10 3 74
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

1,346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,334

prescriptions.

190

patients, 21% of all patients

4 10
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

1,099

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,087

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
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

1,028

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,028

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

6 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

878

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

878

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

7 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

874

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

795

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

794

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
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

758

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
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

621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

545

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

13 34
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

14 106
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

15 73
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

16 53
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

466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

16 33
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

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

18 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

19 30
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

322

patients, 35% of all patients

A 20 46
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

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

21 32
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

22 81
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

23 65
ACARBOSE 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

10 24 207
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

25 182
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

26 35
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

27 15
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

28 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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

29 50
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

30 6
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

31 45
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

32 98
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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

32 40
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

34 97
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

35 79
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

35 173
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

38 59
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

10 39 224
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

40 17
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

41 31
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

42 130
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 20
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

10 44 394
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 64
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

46 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

47 28
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 43
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

49 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 62
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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 19
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

52 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

53 25
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 67
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone 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). Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 83
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 24
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 153
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 174
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 26
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

60 75
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 117
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 47
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 71
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 11
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

65 181
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

67 51
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 268
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

69 112
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 36
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 245
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 315
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 107
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

74 185
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 257
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

76 137
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 56
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

A 77 87
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 89
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 208
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 305
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 120
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 108
EVISTA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

10 84 409
VIREAD 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 221
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 86 288
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

94

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

A 87 88
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 88 199
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

88 99
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 90 63
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 91 154
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 165
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

93 226
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 95 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 95 133
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 97 320
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 57
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 98 144
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

100 279
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 233
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 148
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 102 212
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 104 131
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 104 114
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 180
TRIBENZOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 107 220
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

108 191
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 108 125
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

108 103
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

111 171
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

112 128
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

113 179
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 113 138
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

113 84
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

116 287
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 116 22
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 116 14
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

119 166
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

120 48
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.