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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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9,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$486K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 183 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$471K

2014

$458K

2015

$486K

2016

Number of Claims

8,223

2014

8,536

2015

9,170

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 540

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

76

patients, 23% of all patients

1 7
SIMVASTATIN 461

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

93

patients, 28% of all patients

2 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

69

patients, 21% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

6 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

9 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

10 22
JANTOVEN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

11 37
GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
METFORMIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

13 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

14 47
ALPRAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

15 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

16 6
SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
CARTIA XT 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

19 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

19 40
PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

21 27
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

22 28
TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

24 14
MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 11
ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 74
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 33
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 32 32
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

34 24
DILT-XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 35 197
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 36 149
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 102
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 36 147
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

40 158
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 42 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 45 313
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 45 26
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 March 25, 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.