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 »

20,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

17,500

2014

20,117

2015

20,396

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,141

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

155

patients, 33% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

149

patients, 32% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 758

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 733

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

117

patients, 25% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

114

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

122

patients, 26% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

109

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISONE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 52

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

LYRICA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ETODOLAC 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOLAZONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PRISTIQ 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BYSTOLIC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

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 Aug. 26, 2009.
  • 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.