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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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14,368Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$986K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

428 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

8% of this provider’s 379 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

21% of this provider’s 428 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

47% of this provider’s 428 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$986K

2016

Number of Claims

15,015

2014

14,418

2015

14,368

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 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

5 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

6 53
FUROSEMIDE 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
GABAPENTIN 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

O 9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19
SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
METFORMIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

15 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
OMEPRAZOLE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

17 6
OXYCODONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 29
TRAMADOL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 16
LANTUS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 69
CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
CARVEDILOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 41
DIGOXIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

<11 24 80
TRAZODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
XARELTO 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 61
LYRICA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 68
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 29 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 31 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 33 169
MYRBETRIQ 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 34 184
ARIPIPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 149
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 14
DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 44
GLIPIZIDE XL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 157
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 39 22
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

40 30
LIDOCAINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

41 123
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

42 63
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 161
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 45 39
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 46 82
LATANOPROST 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

47 124
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 48 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 49 112
OLANZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 102
CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 51 81
PHENOBARBITAL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 51 306
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

51 76
OXYCONTIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 129
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 54 90
MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 83
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 57 73
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 58 58
LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 59 172
LACTULOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 60 139
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

61 79
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 183
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 35
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.