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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

$3.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

18% of this provider’s 285 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 56%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 285 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 34%.

Prescription Price

$561 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $542 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$2.86M

2014

$3.04M

2015

$3.61M

2016

Number of Claims

5,674

2014

5,840

2015

6,428

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
NORVIR 399

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
ISENTRESS 355

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
TRUVADA 312

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

62

patients, 22% of all patients

3 1
PREZISTA 302

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
DESCOVY 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

5 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
TIVICAY 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

7 14
ACYCLOVIR 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 7% of all patients

8 25
LISINOPRIL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 26
OXYCODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 38
OMEPRAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
FENOFIBRATE* 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

13 42
INTELENCE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

14 31
GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

15 12
REYATAZ 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

17 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 17 33
EMTRIVA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 19 49
ATRIPLA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 21 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

A 22 30
SUSTIVA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 23 59
VIREAD 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 24 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 66
GENVOYA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 36
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 30 70
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 70
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

30 70
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

30 37
CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 34 74
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 Dec. 18, 2013.
  • 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.