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 »

11,544Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$602K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$672K

2014

$654K

2015

$602K

2016

Number of Claims

12,836

2014

12,360

2015

11,544

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 808

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

149

patients, 32% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 557

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

127

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 O
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 29, 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.