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 »

12,649Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$933K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$869K

2014

$858K

2015

$933K

2016

Number of Claims

11,520

2014

12,372

2015

12,649

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,221

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,173

prescriptions.

276

patients, 38% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 473

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TERAZOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 May 27, 2014.
  • 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.