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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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10,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 725 providers in this state and specialty

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

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 3%.

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Antibiotics

11% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$475K

2014

$576K

2015

$663K

2016

Number of Claims

8,295

2014

9,439

2015

10,437

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 772

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

144

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

3 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

10 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

13 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

13 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 35
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 70
RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 37
LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
XARELTO 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 62
PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 71
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 20
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 104
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 47
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 23
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 165
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 25
FENTANYL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 107
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 21
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 41 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 76
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 44 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 47 43
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 49 57
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 49 83
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 June 4, 2013.
  • 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.