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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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8,178Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 159 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

$585K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 817 providers in this state and specialty

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

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

21% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$408K

2014

$530K

2015

$585K

2016

Number of Claims

6,097

2014

7,586

2015

8,178

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 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
ATENOLOL 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
METFORMIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
DULOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

13 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
GABAPENTIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 45
VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 107
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

22 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

23 26
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 17
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 19
SPIRIVA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 72
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

28 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 70
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 36
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
DULERA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 37 201
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 49
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 47
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 127
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 29
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 Nov. 15, 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.