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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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15,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$927K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

788 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

4% of this provider’s 683 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$781K

2014

$856K

2015

$927K

2016

Number of Claims

14,879

2014

15,509

2015

15,913

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 977

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

174

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 681

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

3 10
FUROSEMIDE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
SIMVASTATIN 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
TRAMADOL HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
GABAPENTIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
LORAZEPAM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

13 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
SERTRALINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

15 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

16 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 26
MELOXICAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

20 49
DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 23
CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 40
ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 54
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
NYSTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 165
TIZANIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

37 92
GLIPIZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
OXYCODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 40 61
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 40 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 43 167
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 21
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 95
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 71
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

47 72
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 52
AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 49 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 133
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 54 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 104
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 136
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 154
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 112
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 62 69
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 37
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 64 86
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 27
SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 68 267
OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 102
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 131
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 38
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 56
HUMALOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 162
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 53
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 73 127
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 1, 2013.
  • 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.