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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 101

$2.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 101

226 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 226 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 45%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

39% of this provider’s 130 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

72% of this provider’s 226 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 38%.

Prescription Price

$169 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $659 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

75 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$2.3M

2012

$2.8M

2013

$3M

2014

$2.85M

2015

Number of Claims

16,317

2012

19,360

2013

19,712

2014

16,873

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
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

881

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

100

patients, 44% of all patients

O 1 26
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

769

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

96

patients, 42% of all patients

2 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

62

patients, 27% of all patients

3 4
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

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 26% of all patients

4 12
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

399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

67

patients, 30% of all patients

5 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

393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

49

patients, 22% of all patients

6 2
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

387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

56

patients, 25% of all patients

7 31
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 17% of all patients

O 8 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

361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 23% of all patients

R 8 23
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 20% of all patients

10 54
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

285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 19% of all patients

11 53
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

259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

12 11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

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

256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

13 65
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

14 14
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

15 20
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 19% of all patients

16 67
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

17 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

O 18 35
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

19 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

20 24
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

21 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

22 21
ENDOCET

Treats moderate to moderate... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

O 23 50
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

24 97
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

25 94
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

26 18
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

27 62
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

28 61
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

29 96
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

30 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

31 51
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

32 32
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

33 113
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

34 37
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

35 93
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

36 16
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

36 108
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

38 153
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

39 74
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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

40 121
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

41 9
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

41 114
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

43 109
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

O 44 166
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

45 10
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

R 46 168
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

47 69
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

47 48
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

47 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

50 177
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

51 41
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

52 104
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

52 100
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 54 59
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

55 88
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

56 181
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

57 70
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 57 182
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 57 102
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

60 187
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

61 29
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

61 81
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

63 64
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 63 52
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

65 189
VASCEPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 66 190
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

67 140
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 68 133
STRIBILD 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 69 57
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 R 70 104
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 70 202
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

72 85
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O 72 209
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 R 74 144
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

74 114
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 76 217
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 77 221
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

77 119
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

R 79 223
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

R 80 101
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 23, 2008.
  • 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.