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 »

22,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
943 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

20,366

2014

22,171

2015

22,989

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,645

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,597

prescriptions.

241

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,221

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,179

prescriptions.

215

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 877

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

153

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 740

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 724

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ONGLYZA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PREMARIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
TOVIAZ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 19, 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.