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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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9,341Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

3% of this provider’s 674 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

27% of this provider’s 713 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 713 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

13 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

$642K

2014

$616K

2015

$656K

2016

Number of Claims

9,264

2014

9,347

2015

9,341

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
LISINOPRIL 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

6 16
OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
FUROSEMIDE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

10 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

11 31
ATENOLOL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O 15 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

17 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

20 52
GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
CELECOXIB 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 99
METFORMIN HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 10
AZITHROMYCIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A 24 62
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 33
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

28 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 49
MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 80
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 23
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 56
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 140
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 34
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 29
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 41 136
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 24
ESTRADIOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 155
FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 44 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 51
METFORMIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 15
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.