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 »

12,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$626K

2014

$708K

2015

$663K

2016

Number of Claims

13,124

2014

12,544

2015

12,628

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
SYNTHROID 1,050

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

878

prescriptions.

92

patients, 41% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,046

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

830

prescriptions.

121

patients, 55% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 627

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

62

patients, 28% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

57

patients, 26% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

53

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

54

patients, 24% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 18% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMULIN N 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOXYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 Feb. 11, 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.