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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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17,229Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$955K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

1,209 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

11% of this provider’s 1,114 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

9% of this provider’s 1,209 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 1,209 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$724K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$955K

2016

Number of Claims

14,686

2014

19,025

2015

17,229

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,344

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,303

prescriptions.

226

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

4 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

5 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

6 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

7 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

10 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

11 10
SERTRALINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

12 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

14 8
GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
TRAZODONE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

17 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

18 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

19 18
CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

20 40
TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 16
SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

22 4
MEMANTINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

23 83
LORAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

23 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

26 76
MIRTAZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

27 50
CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

28 41
NAMENDA XR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

28 106
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

30 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

31 100
METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

32 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 154
SPIRONOLACTONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

34 54
XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

35 62
RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

36 37
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

37 25
LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 20
SPIRIVA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

40 73
DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 44
BUPROPION HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 285
FAMOTIDINE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 77
FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

43 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

43 21
BACLOFEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

46 87
RISPERIDONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 98
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

49 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 65
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

50 71
OLANZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 102
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

54 53
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 49
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 47
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 59
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

58 17
LEVETIRACETAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 59 96
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 33
AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 61 183
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

62 32
JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 62 72
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 64 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 104
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 84
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 92
LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 124
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 69 46
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 69 134
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 Nov. 22, 2017.
  • 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.