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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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11,497Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$881K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

20% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$77 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

$797K

2014

$844K

2015

$881K

2016

Number of Claims

11,177

2014

11,564

2015

11,497

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 913

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

879

prescriptions.

207

patients, 33% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 635

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

175

patients, 28% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

6 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

7 17
CARVEDILOL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

8 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

11 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 8
TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

16 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

17 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
METFORMIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 31
ELIQUIS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 66
DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
CELECOXIB 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 55
FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 79
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 21
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 44
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 150
CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 94
TRADJENTA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 42 159
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 167
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 46
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 73
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 36
MYRBETRIQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 50 157
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 45
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 Dec. 4, 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.