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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,256Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$874K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

7% of this provider’s 314 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 388 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 388 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$768K

2014

$826K

2015

$874K

2016

Number of Claims

14,011

2014

13,452

2015

14,256

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 760

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

118

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

O 2 8
METFORMIN HCL 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

5 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
TRAMADOL HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 14
FUROSEMIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

10 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

11 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

12 42
ALPRAZOLAM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

14 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

15 7
GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 29
SIMVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

19 5
ROPINIROLE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

22 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

23 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

25 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

26 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 67
TIZANIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 64
IBUPROFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

30 43
DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
FENTANYL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

34 26
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 35 28
INVOKANA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 150
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

36 35
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

38 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 84
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

40 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 31
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 36
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

42 23
OXYCODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 39
VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

45 73
KLOR-CON M20 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

46 140
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

48 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 123
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 38
LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 49
TORSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 52 152
RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

53 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

53 132
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 55 18
KLOR-CON M10 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

55 208
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

A 57 46
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

58 50
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 59 61
ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 59 101
CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 62 66
CLARITHROMYCIN ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

A 10 63 258
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 32
CHLORTHALIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 63 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 67 74
LINZESS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

67 263
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

69 41
CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 69 205
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 71 51
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 71 268
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 71 56
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 74 161
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 74 81
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

76 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

76 25
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 78 72
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

78 96
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 80 137
METHOTREXATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 80 287
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. 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.
  • 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.