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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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36,409Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 5332

$4.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 5332

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

91% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

1% of this provider’s 864 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

56% of this provider’s 895 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

4% of this provider’s 864 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

3% of this provider’s 895 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$129 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$3.88M

2012

$4.2M

2013

$4.55M

2014

$4.7M

2015

Number of Claims

36,498

2012

37,090

2013

35,748

2014

36,409

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
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

1,340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,323

prescriptions.

191

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
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

1,247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,218

prescriptions.

189

patients, 21% of all patients

2 23
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

1,207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,202

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

10 3 43
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,065

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,060

prescriptions.

147

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,027

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,015

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5 81
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

986

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

6 10
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

754

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
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

724

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

204

patients, 23% of all patients

9 106
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

186

patients, 21% of all patients

10 97
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

665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

11 18
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

640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

12 24
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
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

596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

14 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

15 2
URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of ... +

Dissolves certain kinds of gallstones in the body when they cannot be removed by surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16 334
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

17 30
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

18 53
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

493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

19 93
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

492

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

20 108
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

21 65
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

22 15
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

23 73
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

24 179
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

255

patients, 28% of all patients

A 25 125
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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

26 5
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

27 52
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

28 45
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

29 33
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

30 130
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

31 8
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

32 98
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

33 50
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

34 99
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

36 219
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

37 119
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

38 51
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

39 72
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

40 4
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

41 17
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

42 160
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

43 79
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

44 40
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

45 11
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 76
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 117
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

A 49 87
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 54
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 20
VASCEPA 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

52 162
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

53 59
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

54 32
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 167
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

56 313
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 276
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 174
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

57 187
PENNSAID 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

10 60 330
PROLIA 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

61 265
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

62 155
ZENPEP 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

62 346
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

64 210
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

A 65 46
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

66 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 28
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

69 31
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 257
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 262
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 6
VIREAD 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 221
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 56
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

74 37
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 14
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

77 115
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

78 208
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 164
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 107
ERYTHROMYCIN*

Treats eye infections. Belo... +

Treats eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 419
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

81 198
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

A 83 88
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 203
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

85 244
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

86 165
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

Treats chronic obstructive ... +

Treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

87 414
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 7
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

89 298
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

91 75
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 84
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 93 101
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

94 48
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

95 224
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 153
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 57
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 97 305
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

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 94
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

99 287
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 101 194
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

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

101 218
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

103 196
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 103 233
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

105 69
TOBRAMYCIN

Used to treat serious bacte... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

106 541
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 107 264
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 47
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

108 173
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

110 145
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 111 27
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 202
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

113 137
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

113 149
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

115 415
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 R 115 139
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

117 252
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

117 112
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 41
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

119 78
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 121 118
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 121 89
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 121 64
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 121 131
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 125 83
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 126 35
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

127 270
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 288
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 127 199
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

130 191
PLAVIX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 131 347
TRANSDERM-SCOP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

131 405
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 Oct. 14, 2007.
  • 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.