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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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11,115Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$699K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

19% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$744K

2014

$766K

2015

$699K

2016

Number of Claims

12,351

2014

12,161

2015

11,115

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

8 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

11 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

13 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
PREDNISONE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

15 27
ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 40
GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

18 12
METFORMIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

19 15
TORSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 69
ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
CARTIA XT 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

22 97
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 106
RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 35
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 24
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 18
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 43
DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 41
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 51
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 46 36
KLOR-CON M10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 184
JANTOVEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 48 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 147
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 Aug. 9, 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.