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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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19,689Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 147 out of 5332

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 451 out of 5332

571 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

18% of this provider’s 512 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

44% of this provider’s 571 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 512 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

30% of this provider’s 571 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.45M

2012

$1.26M

2013

$1.11M

2014

$1.05M

2015

Number of Claims

26,581

2012

24,528

2013

22,004

2014

19,689

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
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

1,030

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

1 14
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

853

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

175

patients, 31% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

776

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

167

patients, 29% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

694

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

162

patients, 28% of all patients

4 3
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

673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

133

patients, 23% of all patients

6 41
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

570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

7 1
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

450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

8 11
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

9 17
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

360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

10 26
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

11 15
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

12 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

13 28
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

14 151
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

15 7
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

O 16 95
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

A 18 215
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

19 121
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 63
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

21 9
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

22 92
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

23 18
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 96
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

25 77
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

R 26 139
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

26 152
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

28 42
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

28 52
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 118
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 230
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

32 37
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

33 85
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

34 124
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

A 35 312
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 88
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

39 59
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

39 82
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 35
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

42 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

43 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 44 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 105
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

47 36
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

48 33
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 68
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

49 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

51 16
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 52 61
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

52 309
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

54 172
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 55 127
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

56 175
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 115
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 120
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 44
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 59 170
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 114
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 125
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 225
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

63 149
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

65 344
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

66 94
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 89
TOBRAMYCIN

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

68 541
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

69 104
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 326
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 201
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

72 135
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 87
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

73 241
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 351
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

75 126
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

A 77 307
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 193
PHENYTOIN

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 79 408
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 79 178
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 79 361
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

79 5
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 83 73
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

83 279
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 122
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

R 85 29
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 Nov. 22, 2011.
  • 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.