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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

29 of this provider’s 312 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 507 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$338 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $347 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.59M

2014

$1.98M

2015

$2.14M

2016

Number of Claims

5,332

2014

5,696

2015

6,326

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
GABAPENTIN 474

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 420

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
BACLOFEN 309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

3 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

4 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

P 5 22
LAMOTRIGINE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

6 5
LYRICA 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

7 23
CLONAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

8 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

9 19
LEVETIRACETAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

10 3
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

10 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 28
DIAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

13 36
TOPIRAMATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

13 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

15 43
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

16 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

17 38
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 37
OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O 19 42
COPAXONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 19 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 13
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 23 59
TECFIDERA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

24 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

25 62
ZONISAMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 41
PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 40
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 49
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 66
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 10
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O 32 39
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 33 54
VIMPAT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 8
DILANTIN* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 35 44
NAMENDA XR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 36 14
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 17, 2017.
  • 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.