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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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9,293Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$375K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 227 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

25% of this provider’s 295 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

30% of this provider’s 340 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 340 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$567K

2014

$477K

2015

$375K

2016

Number of Claims

10,505

2014

10,368

2015

9,293

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, 5% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

5 10
GABAPENTIN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

8 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

P 9 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

10 19
TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

12 2
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

13 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
OXYCODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

18 100
RISPERIDONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 98
METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

19 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

22 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 35
SIMVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 4
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 54
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

27 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

29 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

A 29 105
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 31
MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

33 83
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 34 86
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 36 104
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 38 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

39 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 24
LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

39 124
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

42 120
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 8
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

44 50
OLANZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 45 102
FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 77
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 47 122
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

48 131
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 48 96
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 48 68
LACTULOSE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 51 139
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 51 70
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 10, 2012.
  • 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.