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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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17,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

673 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 673 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 673 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$833K

2014

$970K

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

14,779

2014

16,503

2015

17,206

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 760

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

138

patients, 21% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 650

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

156

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
SIMVASTATIN 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

145

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

8 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
GABAPENTIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

12 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

13 26
METFORMIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

14 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

15 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

16 21
ATENOLOL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

17 13
MIRTAZAPINE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 38
ALLOPURINOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

19 25
CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

20 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

24 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 23
RANITIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 32
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 19
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

34 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 67
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 75
PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

37 27
LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 58
MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

39 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A 41 83
FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 55
GLIPIZIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 45
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 125
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 107
SUCRALFATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 149
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 48
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 34
OXYCODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 53 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 49
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

55 138
METHOTREXATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 79
ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

59 89
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 91
LABETALOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 131
GLIPIZIDE XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 153
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 41
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 84
JANTOVEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 37
VICTOZA 3-PAK 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 135
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 50
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 82
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 72
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 69 90
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 110
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 72 139
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 110
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 4, 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.