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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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8,604Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

27% of this provider’s 494 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 494 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$437K

2014

$570K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

6,792

2014

8,777

2015

8,604

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 411

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

O 1 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 407

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

127

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
ALPRAZOLAM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

5 19
OMEPRAZOLE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 7 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
LISINOPRIL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 35
GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

12 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

14 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
METFORMIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

16 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

17 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

20 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 49
FUROSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 11
CELECOXIB 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 21
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 22
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 37
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 60
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

37 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 16
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 70
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

40 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 17
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 46 117
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 56
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 Sept. 4, 2015.
  • 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.