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 »

8,650Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$460K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
186 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$390K

2014

$475K

2015

$460K

2016

Number of Claims

7,373

2014

9,300

2015

8,650

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

46

patients, 25% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

51

patients, 27% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 22% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

SUBOXONE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

ONDANSETRON ODT 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

BACLOFEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 17% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

41

patients, 22% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

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 checku[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 Oct. 11, 2016.
  • 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.