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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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6,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 229 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$293K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 338 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

174 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
92% 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 information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 174 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 174 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$334K

2014

$406K

2015

$293K

2016

Number of Claims

5,673

2014

7,341

2015

6,266

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
FUROSEMIDE 452

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

38

patients, 22% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

52

patients, 30% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

<11 5 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

7 2
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

9 19
LANTUS 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

10 69
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

13 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
OMEPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

16 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 17 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

18 35
HUMALOG 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 19 162
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 20 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

21 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 21 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

23 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

23 24
METFORMIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 25 7
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 26 28
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 27 41
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 28 25
NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 29 204
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 30 22
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 April 22, 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.