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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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8,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$528K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 418 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

25% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 467 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 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

$525K

2014

$515K

2015

$528K

2016

Number of Claims

8,511

2014

8,106

2015

8,385

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 464

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 8
SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

9 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

11 40
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 14
GABAPENTIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

15 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 29
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

20 33
ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 35
TEMAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 79
FUROSEMIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

27 10
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 54
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 111
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 135
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 47
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 44
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
ESTRADIOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 22
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 21
FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 20
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 April 29, 2013.
  • 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.