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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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17,493Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

4% of this provider’s 738 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 798 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 798 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$955K

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

14,253

2014

16,606

2015

17,493

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 935

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

844

prescriptions.

245

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 720

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

213

patients, 27% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

172

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
TRAZODONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

11 14
TRAMADOL HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

13 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

15 25
SERTRALINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

16 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 40
FUROSEMIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
ALPRAZOLAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
CELECOXIB 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

22 55
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

23 68
ELIQUIS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

25 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

28 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

29 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

30 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

30 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

32 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

33 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

34 18
LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 63
PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

37 47
BACLOFEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

38 96
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

38 45
CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

38 26
LYRICA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

44 41
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 49
MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

47 35
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

49 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 50 48
LANTUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 50
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 32
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 43
AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 56
IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

55 54
OLANZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 89
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 37
OXYCODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

63 92
TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 60
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 75
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 87
HUMALOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 106
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 143
BUMETANIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 127
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 113
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

72 82
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 109
METHADONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 136
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 75 117
FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

75 133
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 52
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

80 140
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 81 95
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 107
JANUMET 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 83 250
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 120
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 83 78
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 53
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A 87 138
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. 27, 2016.
  • 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.