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 »

22,920Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

21,941

2014

23,676

2015

22,920

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
LISINOPRIL 928

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

145

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 761

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 736

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 707

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P
XARELTO 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SANTYL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN R 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLYCOPYRROLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRUVADA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NORVIR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PREZISTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ISENTRESS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
CARAFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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. 13, 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.