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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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17,115Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$800K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

1,104 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

17% of this provider’s 1,104 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 1,104 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$797K

2014

$854K

2015

$800K

2016

Number of Claims

15,816

2014

17,504

2015

17,115

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,081

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,064

prescriptions.

275

patients, 25% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,021

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

967

prescriptions.

241

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 819

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

223

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
METFORMIN HCL 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

9 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

10 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
MELOXICAM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

12 35
TRAZODONE HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
ALPRAZOLAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

16 33
ESTRADIOL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

18 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

20 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 8
FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

23 11
LORAZEPAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

24 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

25 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

26 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 13
BUPROPION HCL SR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

29 73
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 49
CLONAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 44
IBUPROFEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

34 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

35 20
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

36 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
SYNTHROID 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 53
LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 50
FINASTERIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 42
TEMAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

43 61
VERAPAMIL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

44 129
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A 47 62
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 26
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

49 30
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 43
VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 91
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 68
NAPROXEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 108
DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 70
CEFDINIR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A 55 181
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 80
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 56 40
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 107
KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 110
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 61 122
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 73
METFORMIN HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

61 37
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 141
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

65 114
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 24
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 57
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 47
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 135
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 266
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 Oct. 20, 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.