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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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9,379Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$654K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

821 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 700 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

21% of this provider’s 821 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 821 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

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$273K

2014

$472K

2015

$654K

2016

Number of Claims

4,086

2014

7,049

2015

9,379

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 442

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
METFORMIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
FUROSEMIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

12 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
TRAZODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

16 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

17 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 13
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 63
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 45
GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

26 84
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 35
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 47
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 19
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 69
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 37 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 17
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 63
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 34
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 26
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 43 111
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 49
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. 10, 2013.
  • 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.