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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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9,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$679K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

723 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
16% 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 Utah
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

9% of this provider’s 723 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 723 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$702K

2014

$824K

2015

$679K

2016

Number of Claims

11,138

2014

10,637

2015

9,740

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 468

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
TRAZODONE HCL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

7 14
SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

10 18
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
FUROSEMIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

18 7
ALPRAZOLAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
LORAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 44
ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
NAMENDA XR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 134
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 103
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 46
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 45
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 97
VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 169
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 23
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 45 36
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 43
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 67
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 42
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 71
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 28
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 Oct. 15, 2007.
  • 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.