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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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14,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$855K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

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

19% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$877K

2014

$910K

2015

$855K

2016

Number of Claims

13,837

2014

13,854

2015

14,149

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 714

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 713

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

153

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 702

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

158

patients, 25% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 529

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

5 11
LISINOPRIL 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

7 4
ATENOLOL 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

8 13
FUROSEMIDE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
GABAPENTIN 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
SERTRALINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

15 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

18 14
PREDNISONE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

19 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

21 49
CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 35
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

27 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

29 24
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 53
CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 30
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 18
JANTOVEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 37
LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

35 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 38 26
LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 58
TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 39 19
CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 61
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 63
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 48
RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 45
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

47 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 75
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 55
OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 50 42
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 57
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 129
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 50
FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 54 102
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.