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 »

18,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

18,967

2014

18,552

2015

18,305

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 959

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

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 June 5, 2018.
  • 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.