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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,167Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 580

$535K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 580

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Utah
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Utah
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 632 296 81 S3 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 572 469 102 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 460 280 78 3 2
TRAMADOL HCL 376 246 51 4 16
METFORMIN HCL 321 217 63 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 273 208 57 6 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 266 224 37 7 14
LISINOPRIL 257 188 54 8 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253 208 43 9 17
ALPRAZOLAM 215 139 38 B 10 18
SIMVASTATIN 196 166 36 11 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196 163 43 11 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 193 172 34 13 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172 124 36 14 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155 137 31 15 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155 104 36 15 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150 129 33 17 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149 107 36 18 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137 101 27 19 62
KLOR-CON M10 136 105 27 20 167
GABAPENTIN 135 86 28 21 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 73 28 22 10
CLONAZEPAM 119 70 17 B 23 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 98 20 24 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 111 69 17 24 83
LORAZEPAM 105 43 15 B 26 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 82 25 27 12
FENTANYL 99 <11 <11 S2 28 68
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 29 23 S2 29 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95 63 12 A 30 43
OXYCODONE HCL 91 57 12 S2 31 35
ATENOLOL 84 68 14 32 44
CLOPIDOGREL 83 71 16 33 39
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 40 11 S2 34 46
AZITHROMYCIN 82 44 46 34 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81 53 16 36 28
GLIPIZIDE 79 51 15 37 105
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 79 14 37 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 44 13 39 27
CYMBALTA 74 33 15 40 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 <11 <11 41 77
CLONIDINE HCL 71 <11 <11 42 133
IBUPROFEN 71 50 16 42 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 14 14 R 44 87
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 45 46 45 107
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 30 13 R 45 72
CARVEDILOL 68 63* 11 47 34
RANITIDINE HCL 67 39 13 48 58
PAROXETINE HCL 67 55 12 48 73
OXYCONTIN 65 <11 <11 S2 50 169
PROAIR HFA 65 37 20 50 61
DIAZEPAM 62 <11 <11 B 52 71
ALLOPURINOL 60 60 14 53 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 34 23 53 31
SERTRALINE HCL 58 35 11 55 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 52* 17 56 22
NABUMETONE 57 31 15 56 138
METHADONE HCL 57 <11 <11 S2 56 94
CLARITHROMYCIN ER 54 25 37 59 235
LANTUS 53 48* 11 60 41
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 <11 <11 S2 60 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 28 18 60 131
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 22 11 63 82
NEXIUM 51 <11 <11 63 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50 39 12 65 24
TRAZODONE HCL 50 30 13 65 20
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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. 17, 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.