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 »

27,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.42M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

27,769

2014

27,894

2015

27,546

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,100

prescriptions.

163

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,117

prescriptions.

149

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 787

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 784

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 728

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 708

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O
BENICAR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AZOR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
VYTORIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 July 6, 2015.
  • 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.