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 »

18,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$1.81M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

22,795

2014

19,317

2015

18,681

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 983

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

178

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 839

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

142

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 793

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

139

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BREO ELLIPTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

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 Sept. 12, 2013.
  • 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.