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 »

14,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$927K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$367K

2014

$419K

2015

$927K

2016

Number of Claims

5,120

2014

5,739

2015

14,555

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

P
LANTUS 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P
NOVOLOG 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
RESTASIS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HALOPERIDOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P
IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SANTYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ROZEREM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LATUDA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

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. 15, 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.