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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

$243K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

73 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
7% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
100% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 5 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients.

33 of this provider’s 73 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients.

16 of this provider’s 73 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$25 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $134 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

133 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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 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
LAMOTRIGINE 761

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 19% of all patients

1 28
OMEPRAZOLE 672

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 33% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 545

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
CARBAMAZEPINE 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 10 4 48
SIMVASTATIN 442

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
BACLOFEN 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 15% of all patients

6 41
OLANZAPINE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 7 52
OXCARBAZEPINE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 8 68
LACTULOSE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 21% of all patients

9 64
LEVETIRACETAM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 10 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 30% of all patients

11 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 12 29
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 33% of all patients

13 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 14 55
LISINOPRIL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 14 4
SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 16 14
TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 17 15
ZONISAMIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 18 62
PROPRANOLOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 19 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 20 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 21 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 22 21
HALOPERIDOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 22 106
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 59
THIORIDAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 61
RISPERIDONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 20
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 119
PHENYTOIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 145
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 30 16
CAPTOPRIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 118
NITROFURANTOIN* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 A 32 154
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 74
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 56
METFORMIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 8
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 33
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 158
TAMIFLU 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 47% of all patients

39 166
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 18% of all patients

40 39
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 18% of all patients

41 79
GLYBURIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 42 198
ETHOSUXIMIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 42 198
MIDODRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 42 132
AMITIZA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 134
LITHIUM CARBONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 103
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 July 22, 2015.
  • 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.