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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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18,160Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$449K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 217 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

8% of this provider’s 521 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$25 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$336K

2014

$427K

2015

$449K

2016

Number of Claims

7,696

2014

10,517

2015

18,160

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 1,256

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,205

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

4 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

5 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

6 10
TRAZODONE HCL 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
GABAPENTIN 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
SIMVASTATIN 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
OMEPRAZOLE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
METFORMIN HCL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

15 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

16 41
OXYCODONE HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 42
SERTRALINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
JANTOVEN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

19 37
ATENOLOL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
RANITIDINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
LANTUS 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 74
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
PAROXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 14
PREDNISONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 8
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 78
GLIPIZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11 37 53
MEMANTINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 94
NYSTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

39 118
BUPROPION HCL SR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 40 127
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 19
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 46
TORSEMIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 43 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 45 81
LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 46 70
LATANOPROST 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 143
HYDROCORTISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 251
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 49 116
BUPROPION HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 51 254
BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 51 90
OXYCONTIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 O 53 119
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 51
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 137
PROPRANOLOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 56 131
HALOPERIDOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 204
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 58 55
AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 59 115
RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 60 192
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 62 107
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 62 195
KLOR-CON M10 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 184
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

64 117
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 82
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 98
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 68 48
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 69 113
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 161
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

71 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 71 59
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 60
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 June 18, 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.