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 »

13,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$720K

2014

$725K

2015

$700K

2016

Number of Claims

14,713

2014

14,024

2015

13,104

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 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

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 Feb. 2, 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.