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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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9,159Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

$342K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 224 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 367 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 19%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$327K

2014

$355K

2015

$342K

2016

Number of Claims

8,238

2014

8,811

2015

9,159

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 555

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
TRAMADOL HCL 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

O 3 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

4 13
FUROSEMIDE 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

8 72
METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

11 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

17 3
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

18 29
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

19 45
GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

19 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 22 116
FENTANYL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 23 62
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

24 25
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 25 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 26 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 28
DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 104
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 29 44
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

29 37
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 60
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

A 32 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 33 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 59
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 49
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 68
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 37 58
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 317
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 May 22, 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.