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 »

13,996Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$976K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$665K

2014

$915K

2015

$976K

2016

Number of Claims

11,301

2014

13,695

2015

13,996

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 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

165

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

AMILORIDE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

10
RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CHLORTHALIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

A
HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 June 20, 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.