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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,433Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Colorado
lower than average

Antipsychotics

14% of this provider’s 358 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$902K

2014

$900K

2015

$865K

2016

Number of Claims

19,738

2014

18,402

2015

16,433

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.

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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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
FUROSEMIDE 1,034

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,006

prescriptions.

92

patients, 24% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 898

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

116

patients, 30% of all patients

2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 871

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

3 10
GABAPENTIN 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

5 12
LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

7 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

9 35
TRAMADOL HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

11 2
XARELTO 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

12 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
OXYCODONE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 29
SERTRALINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

16 5
DULOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
LORAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

19 30
LATANOPROST 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

19 124
TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 122
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 57
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

24 120
METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 7
RISPERIDONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 8
LEVETIRACETAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

27 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 29 61
PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

29 34
OMEPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

31 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 53
CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
BACLOFEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

35 76
LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 36 68
PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

38 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 38 113
MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

38 50
LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 69
OLANZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 102
LEVOFLOXACIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 105
TAMIFLU 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

98

patients, 26% of all patients

45 281
CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 41
NYSTOP 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

47 188
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

48 21
SPIRIVA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

49 73
KLOR-CON M20 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

49 118
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 70
FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 42
SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

53 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 O 54 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

55 100
ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 55 17
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 55 193
FENTANYL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 O 58 107
CEPHALEXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

A 59 127
ONDANSETRON HCL* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

60 131
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

61 24
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 62 25
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 63 83
RESTASIS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 64 295
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

65 161
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 15
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 67 216
MORPHINE SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 68 253
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 69 104
TIMOLOL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 70 322
BREO ELLIPTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 71 190
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

72 95
RENVELA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 213
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 106
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 »

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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 Dec. 9, 2016.
  • 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.