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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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14,645Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

2% of this provider’s 662 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$945K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

14,409

2014

13,797

2015

14,645

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
SIMVASTATIN 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
FUROSEMIDE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
GABAPENTIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

11 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
ALPRAZOLAM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

14 52
PREDNISONE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

15 27
TORSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

16 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
JANTOVEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

18 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

19 39
METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
OXYCODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 47
ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 19
CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 51
GEMFIBROZIL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 122
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 13
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

32 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 124
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 41
CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 245
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 29
VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

44 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 56
FENTANYL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 33
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 51 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 70
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 67
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 54 109
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 80
OXYCONTIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 119
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 57 54
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

59 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 36
ONDANSETRON HCL* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 237
METOLAZONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 62 158
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 62 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 64 83
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 147
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 46
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 55
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 82
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 140
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 163
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 104
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 Aug. 11, 2011.
  • 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.