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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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16,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$838K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

794 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

2% of this provider’s 707 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

31% of this provider’s 794 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 794 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

21 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

$710K

2014

$777K

2015

$838K

2016

Number of Claims

14,498

2014

15,670

2015

16,684

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 908

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

3 27
LISINOPRIL 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
LORAZEPAM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

9 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
FUROSEMIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

12 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

13 40
MELOXICAM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

14 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
SERTRALINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
TRAMADOL HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

O 17 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

18 35
GABAPENTIN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

20 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

21 30
CARVEDILOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 37
CRESTOR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 118
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 12
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

31 126
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 51
PAROXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 72
TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 13
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

37 41
AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A 37 46
ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 17
CHLORTHALIDONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 108
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 154
LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 43 123
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 198
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 26
CARTIA XT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 205
LEVETIRACETAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 99
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 63
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 210
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 125
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 53 74
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 140
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 56 47
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

57 254
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 57 84
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 61 45
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 135
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 48
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 207
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 65 42
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 65 273
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

67 130
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 70 44
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 July 6, 2018.
  • 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.