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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

12% of this provider’s 675 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 720 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 720 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$1.29M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

29,720

2014

27,972

2015

25,174

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 1,670

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,540

prescriptions.

199

patients, 28% of all patients

1 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,661

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,541

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

2 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,452

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,387

prescriptions.

207

patients, 29% of all patients

3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,044

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

968

prescriptions.

156

patients, 22% of all patients

4 17
LISINOPRIL 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

6 14
GABAPENTIN 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

9 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

11 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

12 26
METFORMIN HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
OMEPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

14 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

15 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

16 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

17 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 82
LANTUS 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 68
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

23 86
SERTRALINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
MIRTAZAPINE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

25 55
CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

26 45
DULOXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 11
PREDNISONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

29 37
SPIRIVA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 60
TRAZODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

A 31 122
FLUOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 96
CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
LATANOPROST 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 75
PAROXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 66
BACLOFEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 74
XARELTO 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 65
NYSTATIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

40 117
MEMANTINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 100
RISPERIDONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 84
OLANZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 89
NYAMYC 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

44 169
ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 29
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 19
JANUVIA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 48 91
TRADJENTA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 154
MYRBETRIQ 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 148
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 56
LEVETIRACETAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

54 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 102
CEPHALEXIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 56 85
VESICARE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 57 138
FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

59 72
LACTULOSE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 131
DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 104
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 62 113
LIDOCAINE HCL* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

63 190
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 32
HUMALOG 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 146
ARIPIPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 129
TOPIRAMATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 68 143
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O 68 16
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 70 222
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 116
GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 44
ONDANSETRON HCL* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

72 123
CEFTRIAXONE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 74 221
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 59
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 76 128
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 81
CLOZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 184
SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 109
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

80 95
NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 88
TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 82 63
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 132
LABETALOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 82 232
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 79
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 36
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 85 125
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

88 31
OXCARBAZEPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 89 193
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 33
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 39
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 92 185
PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 93 198
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 94 105
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 95 170
TIMOLOL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 95 303
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

97 137
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 97
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

100 317
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 March 18, 2015.
  • 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.