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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,086Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

12% of this provider’s 455 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

47% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$928K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

18,161

2014

18,410

2015

18,086

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 783

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

129

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 658

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
TRAMADOL HCL 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 16
GABAPENTIN 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

6 26
FENTANYL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 62
LISINOPRIL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

9 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

13 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

15 15
ALPRAZOLAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

16 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 34
OXYCODONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 22
CLOPIDOGREL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

21 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 51
METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

23 7
PREDNISONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

24 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

25 17
RANITIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

25 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 83
LORAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

28 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

29 72
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 96
NAMENDA XR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 88
SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

32 4
ARIPIPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 33 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 12
CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
FINASTERIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 47
VOLTAREN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

37 112
LYRICA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 11
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

41 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

42 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

45 35
NYSTOP 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 149
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 39
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 29
LACTULOSE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 131
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 82
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

50 95
BREO ELLIPTA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 150
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 53 46
GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 44
LEVEMIR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 160
LANTUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 68
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 25
DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 61
METHADONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 59 109
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

60 24
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 62 140
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

63 139
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 64 86
MORPHINE SULFATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 65 141
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 67
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

68 63
KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

69 135
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

70 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 72 27
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

72 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 74 53
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 74 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 76 122
LEVETIRACETAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 77 94
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 78 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 78 102
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 80 105
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 80 85
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 82 120
PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 82 153
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

84 60
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

84 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 86 170
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 129
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 13, 2010.
  • 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.