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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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13,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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 748 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$94 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

14,230

2014

14,328

2015

13,746

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 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

141

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 9
METFORMIN HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
TRAZODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
ALPRAZOLAM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

12 19
SIMVASTATIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

14 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

20 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 61
TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

25 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

26 27
CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 79
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 40
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 143
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
XARELTO 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 57
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 22
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 83
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 73
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 67
LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 44
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 46 62
VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 94
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 171
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 35
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 17
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 72
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 76
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 82
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 48
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 70
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 26
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 132
TORSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 116
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

64 54
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 254
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 31
CEFUROXIME 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 185
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 49
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 60
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 66
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 159
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. 13, 2014.
  • 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.