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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,663Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

$670K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

84 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients.

41 of this provider’s 84 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients.

26 of this provider’s 84 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

91 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

$383K

2014

$479K

2015

$670K

2016

Number of Claims

5,661

2014

6,755

2015

7,663

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 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 43% of all patients

1 5
RANITIDINE HCL 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 44% of all patients

2 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 35% of all patients

3 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 30% of all patients

4 32
LAMOTRIGINE 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 19% of all patients

5 105
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 15% of all patients

P 6 51
CLONAZEPAM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 25% of all patients

7 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 45% of all patients

8 72
CLOZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 15% of all patients

P 9 184
LEVETIRACETAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 19% of all patients

10 94
RISPERIDONE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 10 84
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 14% of all patients

12 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 15% of all patients

13 3
OLANZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 14% of all patients

P 14 89
NEXIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 14% of all patients

15 164
BUDESONIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 15% of all patients

16 200
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 17 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 18 34
LACTULOSE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 19% of all patients

19 131
LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 20 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 21 82
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 22 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 23 17
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 23 30
ARIPIPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 103
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 18% of all patients

26 139
CARBAMAZEPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 27 219
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 19% of all patients

28 31
PHENYTOIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 29 262
LISINOPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 30 2
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 14% of all patients

P 30 265
PERFOROMIST 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 10 32 269
SUCRALFATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 33 209
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 23% of all patients

34 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 156
AMITIZA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 234
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 205
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 288
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 39 20
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 40 207
OXCARBAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 193
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 43 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 43 15
METFORMIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 7
PERPHENAZINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 317
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 June 23, 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.