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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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11,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

$805K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

9% of this provider’s 391 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 440 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 440 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$670K

2014

$871K

2015

$805K

2016

Number of Claims

12,535

2014

13,675

2015

11,611

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
FUROSEMIDE 664

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

5 17
GABAPENTIN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
OMEPRAZOLE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

9 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

10 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
XARELTO 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

12 65
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

13 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
BACLOFEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 74
RANITIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

17 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 55
CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 134
HUMALOG 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 146
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

28 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

30 72
SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 4
LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 68
LEVEMIR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 32 160
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 56
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 43
LATANOPROST 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 83
RISPERIDONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 84
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 21
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 41 113
LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 94
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

43 31
NYSTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

43 117
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 45 271
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 45 88
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 60
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 48 16
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 38
KLOR-CON 10 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 194
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 79
TRADJENTA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 51 154
OXYCODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 51 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

54 96
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 55 10
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 55 128
GENERLAC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 296
LIDOCAINE HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 57 190
NYSTOP 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

59 149
TRAVATAN Z 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 303
OLANZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 59 89
KLOR-CON M10 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 208
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 63 66
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 May 26, 2015.
  • 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.