Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

CHARLES KAPLAN MD

5880 N LA CHOLLA BLVD CASAS ADOBES INTERNAL MEDICINE #180

Tucson | Arizona | 85741

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,288Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,038 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

20,455

2014

20,529

2015

20,288

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.

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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.

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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 1,170

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,030

prescriptions.

247

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 784

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

176

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TERAZOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ESTRADIOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
TAMIFLU 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 »

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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 May 13, 2009.
  • 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.