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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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13,320Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$915K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

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

26% 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

3% of this provider’s 471 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

18% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$948K

2014

$895K

2015

$915K

2016

Number of Claims

13,226

2014

13,399

2015

13,320

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
OMEPRAZOLE 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

144

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

122

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

7 15
METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
ALPRAZOLAM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

O 14 13
FUROSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

16 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

17 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 34
XARELTO 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

21 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 16
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

23 42
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 26
LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 50
DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

27 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

29 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 25
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 52
TORSEMIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

34 17
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 34 78
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

36 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 83
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 37
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

43 47
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 70
RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 115
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 46
IBUPROFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 54
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

48 35
BUPROPION XL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 50 73
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 36
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 14
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 71
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 67
ONDANSETRON HCL* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 99
OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 72
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 59 168
HUMALOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 59 106
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 181
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 162
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

63 77
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

64 108
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 86
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 Aug. 20, 2008.
  • 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.