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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

7% of this provider’s 632 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

35% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$923K

2014

$977K

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

18,668

2014

22,215

2015

29,364

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 1,620

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,428

prescriptions.

231

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
SERTRALINE HCL 1,308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,184

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

2 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,176

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

3 19
FUROSEMIDE 1,192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,006

prescriptions.

167

patients, 22% of all patients

4 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,017

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

169

patients, 22% of all patients

5 12
LISINOPRIL 929

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

172

patients, 22% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 869

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 750

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

8 4
OMEPRAZOLE 653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

9 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

10 7
TRAZODONE HCL 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

11 13
LANTUS 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

12 49
METFORMIN HCL 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

13 6
DULOXETINE HCL 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

14 33
RANITIDINE HCL 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

15 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

16 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

17 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

18 31
MIRTAZAPINE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

19 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

20 47
SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

21 5
CARVEDILOL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

22 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

23 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

O 24 8
BACLOFEN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 63
ALPRAZOLAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

27 17
HUMALOG 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

28 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 94
LYRICA 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 56
MELOXICAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
ONDANSETRON HCL* 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

31 93
ALLOPURINOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 26
CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

35 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 37 44
NOVOLOG 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 140
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 42
GLIPIZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

41 20
TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O 42 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

43 30
MEMANTINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 106
CLONAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

46 38
LEVETIRACETAM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 99
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

A 48 158
XARELTO 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 45
NYSTATIN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

50 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

52 68
OXYCODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 53 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

54 15
VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 135
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

56 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 129
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 74
FENOFIBRATE* 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 172
LEVOFLOXACIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 123
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 107
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

63 130
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

63 27
NYAMYC 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

65 229
HUMULIN R 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 192
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 81
LACTULOSE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 66 127
OLANZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 69 75
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 104
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 53
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 163
NAMENDA XR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 73 100
CEFTRIAXONE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 75 174
BUPROPION HCL SR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 91
CEPHALEXIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

77 25
LAMOTRIGINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 79 80
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

80 41
TIZANIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

81 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

82 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

83 134
BUPROPION XL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

84 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 69
IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

84 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

87 24
VOLTAREN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 199
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 66
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 146
FLUCONAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

91 144
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

92 198
COUMADIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 93 249
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

93 78
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

95 73
MEROPENEM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 A 96 183
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 34
CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 97 52
LIDOCAINE HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

97 189
MYRBETRIQ 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 100 188
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 101 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 102 147
DILTIAZEM ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 102 259
NUEDEXTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 104 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

105 95
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 106 96
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

106 155
DILTIAZEM HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 108 273
LIDOCAINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

109 199
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

110 161
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

A 110 171
LOPERAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

112 226
DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 112 214
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 Oct. 21, 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.