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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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28,249Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1226

$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1226

726 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% 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 Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 513 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

45% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 513 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

36% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$970K

2012

$1.19M

2013

$1.49M

2014

$1.74M

2015

Number of Claims

15,907

2012

21,033

2013

24,294

2014

28,249

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
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

976

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

157

patients, 22% of all patients

1 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

892

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

159

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
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

864

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

153

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

729

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

4 10
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

706

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

166

patients, 23% of all patients

5 7
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

672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

197

patients, 27% of all patients

6 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

7 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

8 8
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

589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

9 39
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

581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

10 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

11 5
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

12 19
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

528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

13 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

14 42
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

15 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

O 16 31
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

455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

17 37
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

453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

18 3
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

441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

19 90
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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

20 34
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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

21 16
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

409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

22 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

23 21
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

24 46
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

25 71
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

R 26 26
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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

27 106
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

28 15
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

29 119
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

30 43
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

O 31 27
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 151
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 36
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

34 22
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

35 88
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

36 9
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

37 51
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

38 40
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

39 35
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

40 186
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 41
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

41 11
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

43 66
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

A 43 184
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

45 187
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

46 47
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

47 113
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

48 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

49 92
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

50 77
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

51 13
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

52 243
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

A 53 61
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

53 69
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

55 166
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

56 67
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

57 111
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 76
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 213
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 94
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 75
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 18
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

62 45
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 30
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 44
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 58
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

R 67 99
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 20
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 105
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 69 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 70
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 110
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 104
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 73 219
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 75 107
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

76 108
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 55
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

78 372
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 130
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

80 299
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 56
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

80 144
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 28
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

84 237
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 165
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 80
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 86 123
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

88 232
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 133
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 135
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

90 33
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 177
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 155
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 92 72
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 78
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 85
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 96 116
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 194
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 81
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

A 99 426
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT

The combination of hydrocor... +

The combination of hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin eliminates bacteria that cause ear, eye, and skin infections and relieves pain, inflammation, redness, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

102 431
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 102 431
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 152
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 25
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 104 86
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 91
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

108 53
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

108 180
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

108 441
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 Sept. 9, 2009.
  • 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.