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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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16,448Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

11% of this provider’s 438 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

40% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 504 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

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

15,080

2014

15,361

2015

16,448

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 952

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

198

patients, 39% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

193

patients, 38% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

5 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

6 52
GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

9 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

10 49
FUROSEMIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

11 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

12 28
FAMOTIDINE* 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

13 119
TRAZODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
MELOXICAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

14 35
ALLOPURINOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

16 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 40
METFORMIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

18 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

19 29
FENTANYL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 19 86
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

22 23
DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 32
FINASTERIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

24 39
LISINOPRIL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

25 4
SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

26 22
CHLORTHALIDONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

26 90
OLANZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

P 28 89
BACLOFEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

29 96
PREDNISONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

30 47
ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

31 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

A 32 62
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 33 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

34 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

34 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

36 65
AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

38 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

39 37
IBUPROFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

40 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

41 17
SIMVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

42 5
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 197
OXYCODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 51
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

45 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

46 16
CELECOXIB 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

47 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 118
CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

49 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 50 48
DIAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 70
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A 51 120
TEMAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 60
SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 53
BYSTOLIC 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

54 104
WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

56 18
MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

58 25
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 63
BUMETANIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 127
METHOTREXATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

61 100
METHADONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 136
ZALEPLON 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

62 225
CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

64 43
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

65 15
NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 134
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 68 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 103
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 123
TRIAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 73 172
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

74 21
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 78
CARISOPRODOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 76 166
ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

76 99
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 79 98
TERBINAFINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

79 254
FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

81 133
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

82 145
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 82 33
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. 27, 2016.
  • 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.