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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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21,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

816 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 727 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

22% of this provider’s 816 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 816 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

17,907

2014

19,151

2015

21,232

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
OMEPRAZOLE 772

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 755

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 725

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 716

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

164

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
GABAPENTIN 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 23
METFORMIN HCL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
OXYCODONE HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 42
SERTRALINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
DULOXETINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

18 46
ATENOLOL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
JANTOVEN 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

20 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
PREDNISONE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

23 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
CARVEDILOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
TORSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 69
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 19
ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 25
RANITIDINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

32 91
TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

35 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

36 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

38 20
FINASTERIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 40
VENTOLIN HFA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

41 44
CRESTOR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 63
CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 139
LORAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

47 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 59
LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 36
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 51 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 104
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 54 56
ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 52
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 96
OXYCONTIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 119
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 60 107
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 50
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

63 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 49
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 64 115
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 71
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 183
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 48
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 113
MORPHINE SULFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 70 232
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 45
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 74 123
RAMIPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 74 206
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 76 98
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 76 62
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 78 80
METHADONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 79 157
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 79 90
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 81 242
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 78
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 82 125
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 Jan. 7, 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.