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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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9,264Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$711K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

2% of this provider’s 661 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 697 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 697 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

$77 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

$590K

2014

$650K

2015

$711K

2016

Number of Claims

8,807

2014

8,664

2015

9,264

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 697

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

210

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O 4 9
METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
TRAMADOL HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 13
SIMVASTATIN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

8 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

11 49
ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

12 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

13 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
MELOXICAM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

15 35
LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

16 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
CELECOXIB 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 55
FUROSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

22 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
SYNTHROID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

A 28 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
ESTRADIOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 58
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 28 138
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 36
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 68
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 42
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 38 62
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 63
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 40 40
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 24
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 17
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 16
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 Jan. 11, 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.