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 »

8,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$695K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% 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

$558K

2014

$586K

2015

$695K

2016

Number of Claims

7,533

2014

8,336

2015

8,621

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 416

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

83

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

72

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

MELOXICAM 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

BACLOFEN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% 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 March 16, 2010.
  • 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.