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 »

13,774Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
758 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$983K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

12,616

2014

13,262

2015

13,774

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
OMEPRAZOLE 623

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

156

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
GEMFIBROZIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
INVOKANA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 May 2, 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.