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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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6,034Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 121 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$304K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

25% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$260K

2014

$291K

2015

$304K

2016

Number of Claims

5,392

2014

5,848

2015

6,034

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 363

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
METFORMIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
ALPRAZOLAM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

8 17
GABAPENTIN 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

10 20
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

11 18
TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

14 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

17 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 8
FUROSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

22 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 11
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 14
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 82
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

A 27 46
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 19
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. 18, 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.