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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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30,496Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 5332

$3.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 5332

1,373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 1,373 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 1,292 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

7% of this provider’s 1,373 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.6M

2012

$2.11M

2013

$2.68M

2014

$3.35M

2015

Number of Claims

17,233

2012

21,494

2013

24,084

2014

30,496

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,831

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,746

prescriptions.

394

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
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

1,097

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

219

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

868

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

158

patients, 12% of all patients

3 74
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

817

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

166

patients, 12% of all patients

4 10
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

783

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

194

patients, 14% of all patients

5 23
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

783

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

138

patients, 10% of all patients

5 13
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

762

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

151

patients, 11% of all patients

7 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

231

patients, 17% of all patients

8 25
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

659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

133

patients, 10% of all patients

9 18
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

183

patients, 13% of all patients

10 179
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

174

patients, 13% of all patients

11 73
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

417

patients, 30% of all patients

A 13 46
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

14 3
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

215

patients, 16% of all patients

15 106
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

278

patients, 20% of all patients

16 45
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

449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

17 32
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

18 65
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

19 167
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

21 7
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

22 208
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

23 21
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

24 130
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

25 5
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

26 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

28 53
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

29 81
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

30 40
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

31 83
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

34 54
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

35 107
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

36 9
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

R 37 29
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

38 59
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

39 210
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

40 219
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

144

patients, 10% of all patients

41 48
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

42 6
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

43 203
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

44 38
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

46 150
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

47 224
ATELVIA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

48 272
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

49 27
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

50 57
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

51 182
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

52 155
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

53 72
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

54 33
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

55 51
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

56 98
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

57 202
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

O 58 177
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

59 4
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

60 102
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 108
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

62 166
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

63 171
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

64 11
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

65 141
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

66 93
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

67 34
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

67 119
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

69 185
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 47
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

71 173
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole 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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 190
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

73 56
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 244
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

Prevents shingles (herpes zoster virus). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

75 196
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

76 145
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

77 191
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

77 112
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

77 181
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

80 447
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

80 218
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

82 97
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

83 394
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 264
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

85 261
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

86 148
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

86 287
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 87
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 89 268
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

90 103
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 91 213
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 120
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 93 320
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

93 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

95 62
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 233
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 153
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

A 97 144
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

99 165
VIREAD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 221
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 114
DYMISTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

100 662
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

103 298
TUDORZA PRESSAIR

Used as a long term treatme... +

Used as a long term treatment to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients 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 air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 103 389
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

103 8
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 36
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

107 160
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

107 89
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

107 69
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 107 257
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 111 76
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

112 132
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

113 239
ALCOHOL PADS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

114 109
TRIBENZOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 220
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 117
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 58
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 118 305
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

119 49
ACARBOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 119 207
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 April 21, 2017.
  • 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.