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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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7,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$443K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

22% of this provider’s 439 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 439 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$435K

2014

$439K

2015

$443K

2016

Number of Claims

7,136

2014

7,826

2015

7,872

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 376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

109

patients, 25% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

111

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

95

patients, 22% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

11 24
FUROSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
OXYCODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 13 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

15 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

17 21
TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 36
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

21 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

22 12
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

25 15
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 45
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 94
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 30 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 55
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 20
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 38
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 8, 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.