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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,318Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$614K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

26% of this provider’s 129 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

19% of this provider’s 246 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 246 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$713K

2014

$733K

2015

$614K

2016

Number of Claims

12,398

2014

12,389

2015

10,318

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 490

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

51

patients, 21% of all patients

2 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
RISPERIDONE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P 7 71
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

8 18
OLANZAPINE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

P 9 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

10 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

11 20
CLONAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

12 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 44
METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

45

patients, 18% of all patients

15 68
FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

19 70
GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11 22 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

O 23 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

24 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 119
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

27 58
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 28 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 29 95
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

30 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

31 7
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 143
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 32 31
ARIPIPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 136
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 35 83
IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 10% of all patients

36 43
LAMOTRIGINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 80
MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 38 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

39 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

40 130
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 41 42
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O 42 14
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

A 42 85
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 44 110
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

45 47
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 45 62
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 47 167
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 48 50
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

49 109
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 March 9, 2012.
  • 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.