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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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9,751Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$586K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

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

99% 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

11% of this provider’s 254 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

29% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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

34 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

$242K

2014

$593K

2015

$586K

2016

Number of Claims

5,319

2014

10,043

2015

9,751

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 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

6 10
LISINOPRIL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

11 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

12 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

13 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

14 43
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

14 50
SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

16 28
METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

O 19 13
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

20 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 61
CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

22 59
CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

23 40
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

24 34
BUPROPION XL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 89
LIDOCAINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

26 123
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

27 21
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 41
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

29 70
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 87
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

32 72
TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O 33 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 15
MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 35 83
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 36 22
TRAMADOL HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 310
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

37 77
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 39 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 40 14
LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 124
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 42 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

42 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 65
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 45 94
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

46 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 47 26
CALCITRIOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 48 193
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 48 18
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 April 7, 2017.
  • 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.