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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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9,719Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$556K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

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

7% 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

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

40% of this provider’s 752 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 752 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$613K

2014

$542K

2015

$556K

2016

Number of Claims

9,805

2014

9,531

2015

9,719

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 555

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

8 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

9 27
FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

11 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
METFORMIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

13 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

14 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

15 46
AZITHROMYCIN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

A 16 64
ALPRAZOLAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 32
ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

17 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

19 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 10
ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 8
MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

25 49
TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 28 99
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 110
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 15
PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 22
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 59
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 47
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 38 105
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 30
GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 132
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 85
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 43 72
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 81
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 39
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

47 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 35
DEXILANT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 119
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 50 43
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 April 6, 2012.
  • 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.