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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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25,371Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 5332

$2.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 5332

445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

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

29% of this provider’s 445 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 432 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

13% of this provider’s 445 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 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

$2.12M

2012

$2.23M

2013

$2.4M

2014

$2.5M

2015

Number of Claims

24,430

2012

25,588

2013

26,085

2014

25,371

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
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,170

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,165

prescriptions.

126

patients, 28% of all patients

1 13
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,117

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,090

prescriptions.

103

patients, 23% of all patients

2 38
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

863

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

3 23
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

857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

4 11
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

5 16
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

6 81
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

518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

8 2
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

465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

9 43
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

428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
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

425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

11 1
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

386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

12 10
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 108
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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

16 8
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

99

patients, 22% of all patients

17 94
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 34
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 71
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

20 40
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

20 54
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

22 3
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

23 18
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

24 93
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

25 98
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

26 17
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

27 99
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

28 15
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

29 53
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

30 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

31 30
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

32 44
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

R 33 29
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

34 171
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 117
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

36 73
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

37 112
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

38 28
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 27
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

40 31
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 151
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

42 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

43 62
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

44 51
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 130
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

46 22
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 214
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 134
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 35
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 47
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 21
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

52 140
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

53 65
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 54 199
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

A 55 46
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 56
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 55 55
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

58 79
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

59 120
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

59 64
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 150
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 62 183
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

62 32
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 86
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 65 68
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

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 338
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 65 156
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 68 67
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

69 188
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

69 42
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 71 231
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 113
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

73 4
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 82
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 158
ATELVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 74 272
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

74 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 74 49
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 79 241
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 160
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

81 25
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

82 26
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

82 185
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 82 233
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

85 97
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 85 370
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

85 228
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 88 57
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

89 103
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 89 320
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 165
EDARBYCLOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 92 446
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide 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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 92 143
DIOVAN HCT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 10 94 589
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 95 91
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

96 106
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

96 203
EDARBI 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 96 428
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 99 141
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 99 59
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 101 202
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

53

prescriptions.

<11 101 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

101 75
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 101 100
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

101 164
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

106 89
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 107 142
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 107 84
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 109 76
ANORO ELLIPTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

109 569
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

109 45
MICARDIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 10 109 727
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 May 14, 2015.
  • 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.