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 »

10,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$539K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$531K

2014

$604K

2015

$539K

2016

Number of Claims

9,716

2014

10,647

2015

10,621

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 639

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

122

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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 April 13, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.