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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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11,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$676K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

764 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

3% of this provider’s 660 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

32% of this provider’s 764 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 764 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$794K

2014

$677K

2015

$676K

2016

Number of Claims

12,254

2014

11,593

2015

11,859

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 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

8 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
TRAZODONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13
SERTRALINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

11 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
CLONAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

14 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

15 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

16 30
TRAMADOL HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
FUROSEMIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 65
FENOFIBRATE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
MELOXICAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
FINASTERIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

28 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 12
IBUPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

33 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
OLANZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 75
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 55
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 36
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 72
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A 42 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 26
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 88
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 47
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 50
NUEDEXTA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 50 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 69
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 52 155
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 31
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 32
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 55 105
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 49
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 June 14, 2011.
  • 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.