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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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17,288Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

11% of this provider’s 373 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$494K

2014

$1.33M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

8,645

2014

18,602

2015

17,288

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
LISINOPRIL 707

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

3 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
SIMVASTATIN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

6 4
TRAZODONE HCL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

7 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

8 18
CLOPIDOGREL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

9 40
GABAPENTIN 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
RANITIDINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

12 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
DULOXETINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

15 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

18 19
VENTOLIN HFA 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

19 63
SPIRIVA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 73
OXYCODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

O 21 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O 22 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 7
CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

27 21
LYRICA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 68
TRAMADOL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

O 29 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 15
MEMANTINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 83
GLIPIZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 122
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 10
LOVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 37 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 38 53
FINASTERIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11 39 42
OXYCONTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 40 129
XARELTO 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 41 62
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 42 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 43 36
CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

44 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 45 239
LIDOCAINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

45 123
PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 47 71
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

47 161
ADVAIR DISKUS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 65
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

50 34
BREO ELLIPTA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

51 190
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 52 70
RENVELA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 213
METFORMIN HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 53 66
VOLTAREN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

53 79
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 56 160
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 57 67
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 60 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 61 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 62 112
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 25
BUPROPION XL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 64 89
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 65 58
OMEPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 65 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 67 100
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

67 111
OXYCODONE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 69 246
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 70 116
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 70 50
ONDANSETRON ODT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 72 311
LAMOTRIGINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 72 134
BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 72 154
LATANOPROST 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 75 124
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 76 57
PREMARIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 77 319
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 78 144
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

78 30
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

78 110
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 81 96
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 82 104
GLIPIZIDE XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 84 157
METHOCARBAMOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 84 338
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

86 139
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 86 176
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 86 169
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. 3, 2017.
  • 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.