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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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14,957Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$892K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

806 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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 732 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

20% of this provider’s 806 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 806 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$787K

2014

$922K

2015

$892K

2016

Number of Claims

13,579

2014

14,877

2015

14,957

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 604

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

O 2 8
METFORMIN HCL 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
LORAZEPAM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

10 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
GABAPENTIN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

14 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

16 27
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

18 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

21 28
ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

22 17
PREDNISONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

23 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

24 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

26 54
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 20
SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 18
METHADONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 97
FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 53
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 35 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 37 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 113
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
BUPROPION HCL SR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 91
MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 74
XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 30
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

47 25
TERAZOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 138
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 49 39
LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 82
ESTRADIOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 90
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 47
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 44
FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 55 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 42
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 59 66
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 60 77
NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 61 140
NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 220
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 38
KLOR-CON M10 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 208
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 154
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 33
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 68 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 277
MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 71 188
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 71 133
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 75
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 125
PRIMIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 287
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 72
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 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.
  • 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.