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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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9,769Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$754K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

2% of this provider’s 622 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

14% of this provider’s 655 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 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$693K

2014

$745K

2015

$754K

2016

Number of Claims

9,991

2014

10,062

2015

9,769

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 699

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

183

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

7 17
METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
FUROSEMIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

12 28
GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 13
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

29 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 79
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 72
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 36 36
METHOTREXATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 37 100
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 46
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 77
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 94
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 65
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 46 50
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 Aug. 19, 2008.
  • 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.