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 »

10,510Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$761K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
293 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$590K

2014

$689K

2015

$761K

2016

Number of Claims

9,644

2014

10,440

2015

10,510

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
OMEPRAZOLE 479

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

77

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

70

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O
DALIRESP 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

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 Nov. 14, 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.