Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

15,114Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$928K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
994 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$857K

2014

$915K

2015

$928K

2016

Number of Claims

14,084

2014

14,231

2015

15,114

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFDINIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 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 Jan. 30, 2012.
  • 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.