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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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9,820Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$669K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

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

9% 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

2% of this provider’s 657 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

21% of this provider’s 684 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 684 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$657K

2014

$615K

2015

$669K

2016

Number of Claims

9,010

2014

9,436

2015

9,820

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

2 8
SIMVASTATIN 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

7 9
LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

8 3
METFORMIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

10 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

11 10
TRAZODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

12 23
MELOXICAM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

13 49
GABAPENTIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

14 11
ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

16 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 18
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

19 44
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 38
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

21 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 13
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 24
BUPROPION HCL SR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 151
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 19
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 56
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 252
GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 39
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 15
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 17
SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 45
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 42
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 38 29
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 68
CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 41
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 22
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 26
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 85
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 49 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 92
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 51 347
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 Oct. 3, 2017.
  • 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.