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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,798Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$987K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

641 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 641 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 641 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$987K

2016

Number of Claims

18,834

2014

18,505

2015

17,798

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 886

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

O 1 9
OMEPRAZOLE 757

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

154

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

9 38
SIMVASTATIN 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

11 42
TRAMADOL HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 13
FUROSEMIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

14 17
ALPRAZOLAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
LANTUS 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

17 50
GLIPIZIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

17 84
TRAZODONE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
ALLOPURINOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
CLONAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 40
IBUPROFEN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

27 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

29 10
VENTOLIN HFA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

30 87
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
OXYCODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 51
CELECOXIB 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 55
FENOFIBRATE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

36 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

39 33
PROAIR HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

40 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 83
FLOVENT HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

43 195
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 32
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 65
DIAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 70
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 49
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 85
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 63
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 45
GEMFIBROZIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 208
VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 91
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 23
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 34
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

60 47
BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 153
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 63 71
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 76
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 96
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 66 68
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 190
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

67 92
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 70 254
GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 71 151
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 71 118
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 73 131
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 74 137
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 144
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 154
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 77 99
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.