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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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6,306Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$457K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 590 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 590 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$72 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

$419K

2014

$465K

2015

$457K

2016

Number of Claims

6,175

2014

6,287

2015

6,306

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 290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

7 15
METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

8 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 9
ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

13 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

14 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

15 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 13
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 61
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 65
ESTRADIOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 58
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 22
GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 21
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 31 120
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 2, 2014.
  • 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.