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 »

8,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$608K

2014

$587K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

7,145

2014

7,090

2015

8,545

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 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% 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 Aug. 5, 2011.
  • 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.