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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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12,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$681K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% 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 703 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

26% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% 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

17 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

$621K

2014

$702K

2015

$681K

2016

Number of Claims

10,233

2014

11,962

2015

12,814

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 585

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
ATENOLOL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

8 16
SERTRALINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

13 9
TRAZODONE HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
GABAPENTIN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

16 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

17 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

22 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 23
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 30
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

29 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 25
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 48
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 57
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
RISPERIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
IBUPROFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 98
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 41
JANTOVEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 42 37
CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 99
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 95
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 45
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 52
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 48 134
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 81
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 52 87
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 70
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 58
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 39
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 56 42
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 59
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 Aug. 20, 2012.
  • 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.