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 »

14,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$792K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$702K

2014

$735K

2015

$792K

2016

Number of Claims

15,056

2014

14,368

2015

14,545

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
GABAPENTIN 708

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

156

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 672

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

138

patients, 25% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 638

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

148

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

144

patients, 26% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 4, 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.