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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,624Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1226

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1226

1,145 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,089 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 1,145 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 1,089 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 1,145 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.17M

2012

$1.25M

2013

$1.34M

2014

$1.25M

2015

Number of Claims

17,330

2012

19,026

2013

20,005

2014

19,624

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

834

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

1 8
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

685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

163

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
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

564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

4 17
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

500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
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

464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

6 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

450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
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

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

9 14
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

11 23
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

318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

12 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

12 4
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

15 28
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

16 6
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

18 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

19 21
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 27
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

21 34
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

24 51
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

25 47
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

27 32
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

29 45
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

31 73
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

31 10
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 64
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

35 103
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 36 173
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 41
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

37 111
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

39 35
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 339
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

39 53
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

42 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

A 43 70
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

44 77
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

44 52
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

46 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

47 129
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

47 92
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

49 57
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

51 121
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

52 182
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 85
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 55
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

56 50
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

56 124
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 20
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 60 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 42
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 231
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

61 89
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 161
KLOR-CON 10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

65 374
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 56
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 38
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

68 125
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

R 69 26
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 207
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 131
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 74
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

73 88
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

73 165
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 201
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 97
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 77 170
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

77 81
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A 79 112
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 79 255
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 324
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

81 158
PERMETHRIN

Treats head lice and scabies. +

Treats head lice and scabies. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

83 314
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 29
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 84
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 85 426
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

87 59
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

87 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

87 223
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

90 82
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 90 291
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 90 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 90 31
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 July 8, 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.