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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,129Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

1,548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,390 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

15% of this provider’s 1,548 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 1,548 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.42M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

28,855

2014

28,222

2015

27,129

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 1,585

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,397

prescriptions.

320

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,308

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,219

prescriptions.

306

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 991

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

881

prescriptions.

220

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 974

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

193

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 920

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

198

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN 867

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

188

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 763

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

143

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

128

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

153

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

119

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

117

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
FUROSEMIDE 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

129

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

15 24
TRAMADOL HCL 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 16
GABAPENTIN 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
SERTRALINE HCL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

18 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

22 60
MELOXICAM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

23 49
ATENOLOL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
TRAZODONE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
CLOPIDOGREL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

26 40
ALLOPURINOL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

28 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

32 43
LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

33 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

34 33
ALPRAZOLAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

35 32
BACLOFEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

36 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

37 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

38 67
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

39 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

40 46
CLONIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

41 90
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

42 86
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

43 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

44 116
RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

45 37
CHLORTHALIDONE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

46 170
PROAIR HFA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

47 52
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

48 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

49 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

50 38
FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

51 42
BENAZEPRIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

52 136
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

53 103
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

54 159
ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

55 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

56 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

56 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

58 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

59 112
SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

60 45
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

61 71
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

62 50
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

62 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

64 209
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

A 64 64
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

66 146
VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 74
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 202
JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 72
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

68 113
TERAZOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

71 55
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

71 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 88
KLOR-CON M20 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 118
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

75 77
RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

75 164
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

75 68
DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

78 85
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

78 73
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 111
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 80 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

80 76
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 83 141
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 133
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

A 84 127
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 92
FELODIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

84 262
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O 89 29
KLOR-CON M10 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 248
GEMFIBROZIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 132
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

90 95
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 186
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

A 94 185
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

95 177
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

96 63
HUMULIN 70-30 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 97 273
IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 97 121
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.