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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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8,317Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 145 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$491K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

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

24% 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

2% of this provider’s 582 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

16% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$373K

2014

$457K

2015

$491K

2016

Number of Claims

6,566

2014

7,970

2015

8,317

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
SIMVASTATIN 378

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
METFORMIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

9 21
GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

11 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

16 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

20 124
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 30
FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 22
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 57
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 28
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 58
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 35
TERAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 86
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 36
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 37 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 50
DUTASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 297
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 17
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 44
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 Oct. 4, 2010.
  • 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.