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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

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

99% 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 443 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

21% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

55% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.45M

2016

Number of Claims

20,911

2014

17,871

2015

19,647

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 781

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

1 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 766

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

2 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 725

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 710

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 702

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

O 6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

7 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
OXYCODONE HCL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
GABAPENTIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

13 26
TRAMADOL HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

O 14 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
DULOXETINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 41
METFORMIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
TRAZODONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
RANITIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 27
VENTOLIN HFA 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

24 70
LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

25 31
XARELTO 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 43
SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
LYRICA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 51
ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 96
OXYCONTIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 92
CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 35
GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

37 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 57
NYAMYC 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

39 169
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

40 28
LIDOCAINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

41 137
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 42 29
CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 12
OMEPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 5
LANTUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 68
PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

47 37
FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 48 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 34
RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 49 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 51 81
MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 53 56
CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 111
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 38
OLANZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 89
ARIPIPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 103
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

59 139
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 32
FELODIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 60 255
OXYCODONE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 222
SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

63 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 59
MIRTAZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 55
LINZESS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 66 186
LATANOPROST 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 120
DUTASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 67 265
METHADONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O 69 109
ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 70 128
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 70 121
GLIPIZIDE XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 158
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 40
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 74 86
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 74 104
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 77 162
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O 77 62
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 79 94
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 85
PHENOBARBITAL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 81 310
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 81 82
HUMALOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 83 146
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 83 180
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 83 228
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 86 78
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 86 317
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.