Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

3,382Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$920K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
232 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$785K

2014

$820K

2015

$920K

2016

Number of Claims

3,573

2014

3,245

2015

3,382

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
METFORMIN HCL ER 278

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

79

patients, 34% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 231

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

56

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 209

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

65

patients, 28% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 128

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

HUMALOG 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 92

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

LANTUS 88

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

NOVOLOG 87

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% 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 June 29, 2010.
  • 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.