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 »

17,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
383 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$961K

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

11,667

2014

12,947

2015

17,973

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

79

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

97

patients, 25% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

NEXIUM 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

CRESTOR 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

DEXILANT 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
TOPROL XL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VASCEPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 March 19, 2008.
  • 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.