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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,764Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

2% of this provider’s 565 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

42% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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

$2.56M

2014

$2.09M

2015

$1.8M

2016

Number of Claims

37,434

2014

33,469

2015

29,764

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 1,249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,231

prescriptions.

139

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 900

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 815

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 789

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
NEXIUM 758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

5 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

6 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

8 5
ATENOLOL 696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

9 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

10 46
FUROSEMIDE 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

11 9
CLONIDINE HCL 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

12 90
SIMVASTATIN 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

13 4
VOLTAREN 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

14 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
LISINOPRIL 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

17 3
ALPRAZOLAM 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

18 32
MECLIZINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

19 135
SERTRALINE HCL 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

20 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

21 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

22 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
CLOPIDOGREL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

24 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 10
GLIPIZIDE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

26 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

27 33
CRESTOR 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 56
IBUPROFEN 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

29 93
DEXILANT 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

30 119
TRAMADOL HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 31 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 22
CELECOXIB 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

33 81
CARVEDILOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

34 41
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

O 35 13
LORAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

35 30
JANUVIA 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 72
GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

38 11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

39 175
FINASTERIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 42
BENICAR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 142
LIDOCAINE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

42 123
NITROSTAT 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

43 171
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

44 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 18
ALLOPURINOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 25
TEMAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

47 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 20
MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

48 49
BENICAR HCT 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 212
GLIPIZIDE XL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

50 157
VALSARTAN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 74
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 198
AMMONIUM LACTATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

54 178
HYDRALAZINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

54 88
LINZESS 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 191
SYNTHROID 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 45
CREON 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 148
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

59 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

A 60 105
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 112
XARELTO 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 181
MEMANTINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 60
PROCTOZONE-HC 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 207
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

66 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 68 36
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

68 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

70 110
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 44
PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 71
GLIPIZIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

72 140
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

74 24
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 179
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 76 180
FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 77
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 78 198
AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

A 79 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 65
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

O 79 173
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 114
SINGLE USE SWAB 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

83 210
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 82
TRIAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 85 286
BYSTOLIC 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 97
ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 87 101
OLANZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 87 102
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 108
FLUOCINONIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

90 293
BUMETANIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 155
JANUMET 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 92 223
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 104
PATADAY 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 245
SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 111
NYAMYC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 299
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

97 144
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 70
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 99 69
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 100 306
TORSEMIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 100 265
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 102 141
CLOTRIMAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

103 232
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 103 31
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

103 68
RANEXA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 106 313
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 107 86
LABETALOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 108 172
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 108 99
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 108 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

111 133
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

111 26
HYDROCORTISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

113 322
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 114 54
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

115 23
TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 116 55
NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

116 163
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 118 94
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

118 136
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 118 183
MUPIROCIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

121 168
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 122 130
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 122 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 March 18, 2014.
  • 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.