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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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11,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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 537 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

19% of this provider’s 615 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 615 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$67 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

$905K

2014

$927K

2015

$766K

2016

Number of Claims

13,632

2014

12,575

2015

11,375

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 802

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

187

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

9 21
TRAZODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

11 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 9
FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
DULOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 13
ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 46
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 34
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 49
CELECOXIB 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 55
XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 124
TEMAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

35 25
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 28
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 102
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 92
BUPROPION HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 219
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 18
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 19
FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 39
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 85
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 29
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 22
BUPROPION HCL SR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 51 48
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 15
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 84
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 78
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 57 66
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 73
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 117
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. 23, 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.