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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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9,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

32% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

10,907

2014

10,554

2015

9,994

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 595

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

160

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 450

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

149

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
METFORMIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
CRESTOR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

13 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 14 31
GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
ALPRAZOLAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 16
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 10
ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 92
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 59
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

32 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 12
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 74
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

37 136
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 70
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 64
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 141
BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 97
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 186
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 14
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 44
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 47
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 52
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 113
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 8, 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.