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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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16,613Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$874K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

2% of this provider’s 712 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 770 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 770 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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

22 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

$828K

2014

$894K

2015

$874K

2016

Number of Claims

16,062

2014

16,157

2015

16,613

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

4 10
GABAPENTIN 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

5 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

8 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

9 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
SIMVASTATIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
ATENOLOL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

12 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

14 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

15 39
PREDNISONE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

16 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
TRAMADOL HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 19
ALLOPURINOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
TRAZODONE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

23 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
RANITIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

26 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 23
OXYCODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 42
LORAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

29 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

30 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

34 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 70
CLOPIDOGREL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

35 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

37 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 59
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

39 89
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

41 24
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 49
METFORMIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 101
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 46
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 80
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 81
METHOTREXATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 79
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 62
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 60
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 31
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

53 44
SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 72
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 61
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 57
JANTOVEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 56 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 29
NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

60 118
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 61 56
AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 62 136
BUPROPION HCL SR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 127
NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 91
BUMETANIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 67 128
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 41
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 82
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 64
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 289
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 55
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 76
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 74 52
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 147
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. 5, 2013.
  • 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.