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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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17,750Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

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

24% 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 922 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

24% of this provider’s 961 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 961 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$978K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

15,409

2014

16,726

2015

17,750

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 964

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

942

prescriptions.

248

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 795

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

196

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 626

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
SIMVASTATIN 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

149

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

7 14
FUROSEMIDE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

9 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
ATENOLOL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
TRAZODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
METFORMIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
ALLOPURINOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
LORAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
JANTOVEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

24 37
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

26 50
ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 52
PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
RANITIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

29 32
OXYCODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 51
JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

32 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 47
AZITHROMYCIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

A 34 62
DIAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 113
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 40
TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 75
FINASTERIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 23
MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 38
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

42 61
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

46 36
ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 106
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 48 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 67
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

50 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 26
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 30
PROPRANOLOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 131
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 49
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 57
BUPROPION XL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 85
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 41
CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 45
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 107
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 59
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 80
TERAZOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 86
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 140
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 65
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

70 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 70 54
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 60
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 73 145
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A 74 83
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 75 124
IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 75 144
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 77 109
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 77 64
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 24, 2011.
  • 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.