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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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7,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 172 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$461K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 205 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

17% of this provider’s 720 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 720 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$534K

2014

$509K

2015

$461K

2016

Number of Claims

9,624

2014

9,626

2015

7,919

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
FUROSEMIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

8 7
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

10 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

12 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

13 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

14 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

15 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

17 39
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

19 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 29
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 25
METFORMIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 15
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 28
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 99
CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
INDAPAMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 264
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 21
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 59
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 60
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 44
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 18
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 93
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.