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 »

11,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$818K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
778 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$712K

2014

$779K

2015

$818K

2016

Number of Claims

10,280

2014

11,690

2015

11,326

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 653

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 547

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESZOPICLONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

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 Dec. 8, 2011.
  • 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.