Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

14,111Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$718K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$821K

2014

$847K

2015

$718K

2016

Number of Claims

15,323

2014

16,264

2015

14,111

2016

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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.

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 907

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

153

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 551

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HUMALOG 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.