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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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17,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

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

91% 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

33% of this provider’s 320 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 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$102 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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

$1.98M

2014

$1.92M

2015

$1.74M

2016

Number of Claims

21,299

2014

19,919

2015

17,053

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 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

73

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

72

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

66

patients, 21% of all patients

3 114
OMEPRAZOLE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

76

patients, 24% of all patients

4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

6 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

78

patients, 24% of all patients

7 21
SIMVASTATIN 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

8 4
ATENOLOL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

9 17
CRESTOR 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

10 56
NEXIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

11 78
DEXILANT 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

12 119
METFORMIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

13 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

14 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

15 54
BYSTOLIC 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

16 97
ZETIA 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 94
JANUVIA 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

18 72
TRAZODONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

19 23
VASCEPA 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

20 219
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

22 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

23 19
DULOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

24 44
LYRICA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

25 68
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

26 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

27 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

28 5
GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

29 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

30 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

30 18
AMITIZA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

32 195
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

33 35
BENICAR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

34 142
LIDOCAINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

35 123
CREON 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

36 148
JANUMET 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 223
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
FUROSEMIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

39 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

40 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

41 112
VOLTAREN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

41 79
ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

43 32
AMMONIUM LACTATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

44 178
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

45 33
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 46 179
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 47 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

48 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

49 67
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

50 41
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

51 197
NASONEX 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

52 288
WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

54 26
SYNTHROID 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 55 45
ULORIC 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 55 255
NITROSTAT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

57 171
LINZESS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

57 191
KETOPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

10 59 211
BENICAR HCT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 212
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 61 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

62 95
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 62 37
MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

64 135
RALOXIFENE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 65 261
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 66 24
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 67 40
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 68 28
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 68 145
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

68 136
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 27
FLECTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 72 329
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 72 141
SILENOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 74 343
CLOTRIMAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

74 232
CICLOPIROX* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

76 347
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 259
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 11, 2018.
  • 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.