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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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11,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$743K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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 567 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

26% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$66 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

$594K

2014

$600K

2015

$743K

2016

Number of Claims

10,501

2014

10,799

2015

11,281

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 646

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

159

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

O 3 9
SIMVASTATIN 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

9 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 40
ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

12 19
CLONAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

13 36
METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
LORAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

18 34
TEMAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 13
SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 38
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
IBUPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

30 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 18
ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 45
OXYCODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 36 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 49
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 70
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 48
CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 80
ESTRADIOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 28
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 49 56
CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 20
ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 99
XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 53 57
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 53 78
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 55 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 41
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

55 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 31
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 75
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 27
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 Feb. 17, 2011.
  • 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.