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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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21,057Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

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

100% 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

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

23% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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

$1.19M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

20,096

2014

21,040

2015

21,057

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 1,044

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,039

prescriptions.

105

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 887

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

97

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 775

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
NEXIUM 749

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

4 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
METFORMIN HCL 709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

8 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

9 1
ATENOLOL 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

10 17
SERTRALINE HCL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

11 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

12 15
OMEPRAZOLE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

13 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

14 14
CARVEDILOL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

15 41
FUROSEMIDE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

16 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

17 12
TRAMADOL HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

O 18 16
JANUVIA 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

19 72
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

20 110
GLIPIZIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

21 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

22 33
MECLIZINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

23 135
WARFARIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

24 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

25 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

27 22
VOLTAREN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

28 79
CLOPIDOGREL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
ZETIA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 94
ALPRAZOLAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

31 32
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

31 11
RANITIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

33 37
MEMANTINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

34 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 20
CELECOXIB 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

36 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
IBUPROFEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

38 93
CRESTOR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

39 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

40 76
CREON 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

41 148
NITROSTAT 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

42 171
CLONIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 90
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

44 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

45 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 88
DICYCLOMINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

48 175
NAMENDA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

10 49 266
LABETALOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 172
TEMAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

50 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 54
AMMONIUM LACTATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

53 178
PROAIR HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

54 52
DESONIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

55 275
VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

56 63
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 114
VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 58 74
LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 59 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 60 86
DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 61 80
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 62 42
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 64 35
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

65 186
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 68 112
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

69 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 70 133
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

71 95
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 71 198
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 73 58
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 13
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 73 144
SINGLE USE SWAB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

76 210
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 76 25
VESICARE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 78 158
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 78 26
KETOPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

80 211
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

A 81 105
PROCTOZONE-HC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

82 207
LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

83 123
LINZESS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 191
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.