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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,821Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

$814K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

3% of this provider’s 601 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

35% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$994K

2014

$935K

2015

$814K

2016

Number of Claims

17,539

2014

16,338

2015

14,821

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 1,033

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,004

prescriptions.

211

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 619

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

8 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
TRAZODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

12 21
SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

13 25
LORAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

15 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 10
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 16
ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 37
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

25 147
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 27
OXYCODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 22
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 12
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
LOVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 36
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 47
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 50
MIRTAZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 51
ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 119
GLIPIZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 44
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 34
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 45 66
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 67
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 O 45 46
CEPHALEXIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 85
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

49 26
MYRBETRIQ 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 148
ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 51 128
FENTANYL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 62
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 30
CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A 55 102
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 121
SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

58 95
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

59 28
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 62 57
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 125
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 33
BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 127
VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 65 138
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 144
NYSTOP 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 68 149
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 69
OXYCONTIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O 70 92
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 60
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 83
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

72 111
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 75 54
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 75 79
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 77 65
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

77 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

77 56
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 Jan. 23, 2008.
  • 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.