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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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12,341Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

902 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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 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

16% of this provider’s 902 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 902 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$866K

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

9,369

2014

11,577

2015

12,341

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 888

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

261

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 721

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

190

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

4 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

5 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

6 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
LISINOPRIL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

12 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

13 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

14 31
CRESTOR 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

15 97
ALLOPURINOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

16 30
SYNTHROID 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

17 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

19 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 38
GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

31 24
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

32 139
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

35 63
KLOR-CON M20 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 110
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

37 32
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 13
XARELTO 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 57
FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

41 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 46
RAMIPRIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 115
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 14
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 54
ONGLYZA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 219
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

47 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 68
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 228
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 45
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 107
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 109
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 29
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 195
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 9, 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.