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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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43,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 5332

$5.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 5332

1,192 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

4% of this provider’s 979 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

27% of this provider’s 1,192 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 979 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

11% of this provider’s 1,192 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$130 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$3.59M

2012

$3.77M

2013

$4.75M

2014

$5.63M

2015

Number of Claims

48,379

2012

45,389

2013

42,094

2014

43,361

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

1,340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,103

prescriptions.

281

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
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

1,331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,099

prescriptions.

283

patients, 24% of all patients

2 5
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

1,166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

255

patients, 21% of all patients

3 32
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

1,145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

212

patients, 18% of all patients

4 53
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

980

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

191

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
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

956

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

152

patients, 13% of all patients

6 23
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

863

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

184

patients, 15% of all patients

7 1
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

827

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
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

815

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

171

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
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

814

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

146

patients, 12% of all patients

10 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

781

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

11 51
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

12 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

13 2
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

14 76
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

657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

15 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

637

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

16 8
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

621

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

17 31
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

508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

18 93
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

492

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

19 73
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

20 65
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

484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

21 47
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

467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

R 22 29
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

453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

23 11
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

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

134

patients, 11% of all patients

24 90
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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

25 24
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

425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

26 69
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

10 27 103
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

28 34
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

29 97
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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

30 12
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

31 15
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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

32 40
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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

33 141
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

34 20
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

35 18
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

35 17
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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

37 50
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

38 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

38 30
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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

40 72
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

41 163
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

42 55
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

43 181
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

44 71
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

45 54
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

46 6
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

47 22
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

48 21
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

49 83
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

50 33
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

51 60
ALCOHOL PADS 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

52 109
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

211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

53 79
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

211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

53 36
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

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

55 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

55 25
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

57 45
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

201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

58 120
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

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

59 89
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

60 223
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

O 61 61
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

O 62 217
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

62 171
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

64 49
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

64 27
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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

66 115
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

67 102
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

67 131
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

69 26
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

70 179
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

71 117
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

72 52
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

73 78
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

74 59
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

75 43
JENTADUETO 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

76 306
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

77 108
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

78 106
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

78 145
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

80 228
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

81 81
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

82 67
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 208
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

83 260
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.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

85 150
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

86 167
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

87 57
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

A 88 46
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

89 44
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

89 239
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

A 91 88
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

92 100
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

93 137
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

94 325
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

R 95 184
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

96 56
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

97 180
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

98 164
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 99 169
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 38
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

101 126
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

102 75
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroida... +

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild-to-moderate pain, and helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

102 299
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 92
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

105 129
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

106 112
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 107 203
LIVALO

Used together with diet, we... +

Used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol'). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

108 338
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 109 98
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 35
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

110 42
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

112 206
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

113 132
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 114 96
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 41
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 116 199
KOMBIGLYZE XR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 117 409
PROLIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

118 265
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

119 366
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

120 191
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

120 160
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

122 219
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

122 273
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

124 37
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 125 68
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

125 114
ATELVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

125 272
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM

Fosinopril is used alone or... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 125 157
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 129 94
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

130 119
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

131 345
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

131 110
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 133 174
GLYBURIDE

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 134 356
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

134 115
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 136 125
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 136 77
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

138 231
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

139 165
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

139 270
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 R 141 195
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 Jan. 15, 2016.
  • 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.