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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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21,346Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

865 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

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

23% of this provider’s 865 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 865 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

18,680

2014

18,701

2015

21,346

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 1,396

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,358

prescriptions.

240

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 976

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

905

prescriptions.

179

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 912

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

167

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 758

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 752

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
FUROSEMIDE 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
PREDNISONE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

11 27
METFORMIN HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
TRAMADOL HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 19
JANTOVEN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

15 37
CARVEDILOL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

16 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

17 9
SERTRALINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

19 14
GABAPENTIN 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

21 36
TRAZODONE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
MELOXICAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

23 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

24 21
FAMOTIDINE* 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

25 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

26 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

28 67
ATENOLOL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
CLOPIDOGREL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
FINASTERIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

32 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

37 24
ZETIA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 106
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 23
MEMANTINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11 40 94
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

41 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 70
SYMBICORT 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 110
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 68
ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 25
LOVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 58
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 74
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 78
LABETALOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 49 131
AMIODARONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 115
LEVETIRACETAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

50 92
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 22
ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 52
CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 54 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 83
GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 53
PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 57
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 63
VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

59 44
CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 61 126
NABUMETONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

62 192
GLIPIZIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 63 192
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 60
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

66 129
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

66 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 45
METHOTREXATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 79
METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 39
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 32
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 73 48
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

74 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 75 56
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 76 109
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 38
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 78 289
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 136
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 78 46
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 71
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 81 140
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

83 50
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. 18, 2011.
  • 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.