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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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12,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$788K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 464 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

19% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 543 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$878K

2014

$850K

2015

$788K

2016

Number of Claims

14,291

2014

12,726

2015

12,680

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
FUROSEMIDE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
CARVEDILOL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

14 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
JANTOVEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 40
METFORMIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

18 15
SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 43
PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

23 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

27 14
LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

30 26
OXYCODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

32 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 64
CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 60
MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 80
RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 21
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 29
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 44 121
FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 46 102
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 147
RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 96
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 107
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 53
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 73
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 24
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 18, 2012.
  • 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.