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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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9,543Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$620K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

9% of this provider’s 503 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

17% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$65 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

$135K

2014

$823K

2015

$620K

2016

Number of Claims

2,844

2014

12,528

2015

9,543

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
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 762

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

1 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 673

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

7 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

8 9
CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

9 28
DULOXETINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

10 46
TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

O 11 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

12 22
SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

13 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
OXYCODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

O 15 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 54
SIMVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

20 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

20 11
VOLTAREN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 151
SPIRIVA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 72
LANTUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 74
METFORMIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 59
VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

27 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 35
GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 53
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

31 24
MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 38
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 33 99
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 52
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 23
RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 38 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 14
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 40 297
OMEPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

42 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 43 116
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 31, 2016.
  • 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.