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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,429Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

12% of this provider’s 416 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$1.52M

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

25,885

2014

23,193

2015

21,429

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,113

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 883

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 869

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 750

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

6 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

7 20
METFORMIN HCL 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
SIMVASTATIN 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
DULOXETINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 41
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 10
TRAZODONE HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
SPIRIVA 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

18 60
GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
CARVEDILOL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

20 38
CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 45
RANITIDINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 103
XARELTO 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 27
GLIPIZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
TRAMADOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

O 30 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 51
MIRTAZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
OXYCODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 22
VENTOLIN HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

35 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 13
DIGOXIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 104
OLANZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 89
DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 23
VOLTAREN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

41 112
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 25
OMEPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 5
FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 44 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 59
CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 130
GLIPIZIDE XL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 47 158
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 48 29
CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 42
LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

49 31
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 51 247
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 52 189
DILTIAZEM ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 53 217
PREMARIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 54 252
FENTANYL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 55 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 56 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

57 28
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

58 30
MYRBETRIQ 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 58 148
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 35
LATANOPROST 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 120
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 95
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 62 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 64 81
LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 66 162
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 67 96
VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 68 138
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 68 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 70 69
OXYCONTIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 70 92
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 72 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

73 72
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 73 106
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

75 156
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 75 24
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

77 37
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 77 119
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 77 145
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 80 52
CALCITRIOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 279
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 82 283
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 82 180
PRADAXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 84 153
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 84 61
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

84 97
ONDANSETRON HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

87 123
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 87 239
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 89 100
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

89 54
LAMOTRIGINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 91 105
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 92 296
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 93 86
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 94 79
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.