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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,866Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 580

$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 580

802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Utah
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Utah
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 498 440 106 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 484 420 123 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 452 424 132 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 439 367 82 S3 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 355 311 96 5 6
LISINOPRIL 347 292 91 6 4
LORAZEPAM 323 305 73 B 7 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 275 246 66 8 13
FUROSEMIDE 267 246 61 9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225 208 47 10 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 207 70 11 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222 209 66 11 7
TRAMADOL HCL 199 172 55 13 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 167 39 14 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 166* 57 15 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 137 51 16 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 140* 46 17 12
GABAPENTIN 144 125 34 18 11
LANTUS 141 136* 24 19 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 110 33 20 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134 129* 42 20 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 121* 27 22 45
ALPRAZOLAM 126 100 33 B 22 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 105 30 24 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 115 96 27 25 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 112 107* 37 26 14
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 111 80 26 27 56
CLONAZEPAM 111 53 21 B 27 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 94 43 29 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 99* 30 30 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101 82 15 A 31 43
FENTANYL 101 87 18 S2 31 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 79 19 33 80
PREDNISONE 99 79 58 34 51
TRAZODONE HCL 95 90* 25 35 20
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95 47 16 S2 35 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 89* 30 37 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 77 29 38 22
MIRTAZAPINE 87 87 14 39 79
MELOXICAM 87 82* 23 39 26
ALLOPURINOL 86 81* 24 41 38
LOVASTATIN 83 78* 25 42 65
CARVEDILOL 77 63 18 43 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 76 22 44 30
BUPROPION HCL SR 76 71* 27 44 82
SERTRALINE HCL 74 59 26 46 21
RISPERIDONE 72 <11 <11 A 47 63
CLOPIDOGREL 70 65* 24 48 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 62* 24 49 104
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 51 22 S2 50 64
IBUPROFEN 63 43 17 51 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 56* 18 52 95
CEPHALEXIN 60 55* 42 53 96
ESTRADIOL 60 44 18 R 53 75
ATENOLOL 59 54* 19 55 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 54* 37 55 137
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 <11 <11 57 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 55 13 57 83
NAMENDA 53 <11 <11 59 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 47* 18 60 52
FINASTERIDE 51 46* 15 61 92
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 <11 <11 S2 62 46
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50 <11 <11 R 62 78
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Jan. 30, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.