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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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11,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$283K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 395 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

240 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

17% of this provider’s 229 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

38% of this provider’s 240 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 240 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$24 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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

$361K

2014

$262K

2015

$283K

2016

Number of Claims

8,923

2014

7,880

2015

11,661

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
OMEPRAZOLE 626

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

53

patients, 22% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 599

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

50

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

3 11
FUROSEMIDE 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

46

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

5 10
GABAPENTIN 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

6 12
LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

7 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

10 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

O 11 23
SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

11 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 20% of all patients

13 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
METFORMIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

16 16
RANITIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

17 32
ATENOLOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
OXYCODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

O 19 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

19 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

<11 21 36
PREDNISONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

22 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
RISPERIDONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 96
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

25 1
FENTANYL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 102
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

27 38
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 28 46
IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 29 98
FAMOTIDINE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

30 73
LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

30 34
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 32 57
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 32 17
GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 34 53
NYSTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

35 118
CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

36 28
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

37 30
JANTOVEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

38 37
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 39 93
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 40 95
DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 41 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

42 24
BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 43 90
TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

O 43 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 45 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 46 78
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 47 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 48 131
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

49 29
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 50 92
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

51 137
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 52 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 116
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 63
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 56 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 57 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 57 51
OXYCONTIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 60 8
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 7, 2011.
  • 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.