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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,318Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

11% of this provider’s 499 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

45% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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

$1.49M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

27,177

2014

27,250

2015

28,318

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 1,103

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 955

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

3 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 778

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

4 19
OMEPRAZOLE 739

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

142

patients, 23% of all patients

O 6 13
SIMVASTATIN 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
METFORMIN HCL 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
GABAPENTIN 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

11 11
LORAZEPAM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

12 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
FAMOTIDINE* 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

14 77
PREDNISONE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

137

patients, 23% of all patients

15 34
MIRTAZAPINE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

16 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

19 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

20 76
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

21 120
CLOPIDOGREL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
DULOXETINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 15
TRAMADOL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

150

patients, 25% of all patients

A 26 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 14
SERTRALINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

30 8
RISPERIDONE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 31 98
LYRICA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 68
SYMBICORT 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

33 111
LACTULOSE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 139
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

35 24
CARVEDILOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

36 41
GLIPIZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

37 39
ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

40 65
TIZANIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

40 92
ADVAIR HFA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

42 233
XARELTO 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

44 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 43
PAROXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 71
ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 54
OXYCODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 29
ALPRAZOLAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

50 32
MELOXICAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

51 49
TEMAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

52 84
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 159
GLIPIZIDE ER 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 140
RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 37
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 226
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 18
JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 72
FENTANYL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 59 107
LEVETIRACETAM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 96
CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 90
TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

62 23
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 112
TERAZOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 66 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 217
VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 74
AMITIZA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 195
FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 42
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 193
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 181
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

72 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 35
VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

76 63
VESICARE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 77 158
AMIODARONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 183
CELECOXIB 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 81
GEMFIBROZIL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 132
TOPIRAMATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 203
KLOR-CON M20 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

81 118
DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

83 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 22
SPIRIVA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

86 73
OLANZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 102
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

88 110
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

88 33
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 59
NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 91 78
BACLOFEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 92 87
PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

93 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 100
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 250
PROPRANOLOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 96 144
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 20
LATANOPROST 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 124
BYSTOLIC 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 98 97
NAPROXEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

100 163
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 101 133
IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

101 93
MIDODRINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 103 295
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 104 56
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 104 64
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 106 298
NYSTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

106 165
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

108 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 109 116
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

109 302
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

109 85
BUMETANIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

112 155
BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 113 154
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 114 182
TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 A 115 316
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

116 95
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 116 274
DICYCLOMINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 118 175
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 118 202
MYRBETRIQ 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 120 184
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

120 47
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 122 119
LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

122 123
LEVEMIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 122 216
CEFUROXIME 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 122 117
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

126 79
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 127 239
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 127 113
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A 127 167
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

130 347
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 March 31, 2016.
  • 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.