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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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32,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1226

$2.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1226

878 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 878 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 796 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 878 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$1.85M

2012

$2.3M

2013

$2.45M

2014

$2.37M

2015

Number of Claims

26,887

2012

33,044

2013

33,922

2014

32,999

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
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

1,623

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,526

prescriptions.

263

patients, 30% of all patients

1 7
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

1,370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,242

prescriptions.

203

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,100

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

3 20
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

1,096

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
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

1,071

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

976

prescriptions.

184

patients, 21% of all patients

5 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,035

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

982

prescriptions.

236

patients, 27% of all patients

6 1
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

839

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

7 39
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

817

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

733

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

9 40
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

714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

702

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

11 44
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

617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
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

517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

15 10
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

174

patients, 20% of all patients

16 21
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

18 71
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

19 4
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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

20 66
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

23 35
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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

24 37
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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

25 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

26 42
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

R 27 26
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

28 116
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

29 33
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

30 77
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

31 88
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

32 46
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 34
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

34 24
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

O 35 27
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

36 22
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

37 53
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

38 90
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

39 47
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

40 58
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

41 186
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

42 292
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

43 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 43
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

45 78
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 11
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 94
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

48 82
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

49 68
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 28
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 84
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

52 108
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 17
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

54 16
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 15
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 163
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 54
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

58 144
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

59 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

59 23
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 218
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

62 69
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 41
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

R 64 233
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

65 67
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 102
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

67 187
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

68 119
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 52
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

70 232
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 80
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

A 72 30
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 103
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 200
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 75 129
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

75 162
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

77 275
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 78 130
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 45
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 25
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 140
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

A 82 70
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 255
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

84 50
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 205
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

85 73
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 101
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 123
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 57
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

89 287
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

91 179
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 92 141
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 159
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 127
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 95 216
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

96 100
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

97 178
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 98 165
ALCOHOL PADS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 188
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 170
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 61
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

101 113
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 111
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 103 55
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 48
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

106 299
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 106 118
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 106 173
LOVAZA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

109 421
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 132
MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 111 431
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 111 65
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

111 63
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

114 106
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 March 21, 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.