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 »

16,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$1.36M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

16,641

2014

15,768

2015

16,067

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 782

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 667

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

BENICAR 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

161

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
TEKTURNA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZOR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DEXILANT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 March 18, 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.