Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

12,185Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$862K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$353K

2014

$649K

2015

$862K

2016

Number of Claims

4,963

2014

9,321

2015

12,185

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

136

patients, 24% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

116

patients, 21% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

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. 26, 2011.
  • 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.