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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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13,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

952 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

12% of this provider’s 952 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 952 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$878K

2014

$914K

2015

$980K

2016

Number of Claims

11,510

2014

12,674

2015

13,453

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 806

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

209

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 772

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

179

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

3 7
SIMVASTATIN 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

6 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

7 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

9 26
LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
ALLOPURINOL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

11 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

12 46
FUROSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

16 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
ATENOLOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

19 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 16
SYNTHROID 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

22 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

24 35
TRAZODONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

26 12
ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

28 108
FINASTERIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

29 42
SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 13
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 15
GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

36 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 19
AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 39 64
VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 74
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 38
VYTORIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

42 229
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 136
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

44 81
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 304
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 43
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 44
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 36
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

50 82
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 40
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 101
ETODOLAC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 256
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 118
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

55 70
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

57 67
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

58 138
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 136
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 May 4, 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.