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 »

20,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

20,182

2014

19,544

2015

20,174

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 710

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 684

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 P
DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMANTADINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LATANOPROST 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DURAGESIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 10
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 June 16, 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.