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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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10,274Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$604K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

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

40% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 604 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$658K

2014

$622K

2015

$604K

2016

Number of Claims

12,416

2014

12,242

2015

10,274

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
OMEPRAZOLE 529

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

152

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

130

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

132

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 486

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

136

patients, 23% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 9
RANITIDINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

8 63
METFORMIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

10 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

13 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

14 29
LORAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

16 24
TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
FUROSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 27
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 13
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 37
AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

A 26 56
AMOXICILLIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

A 27 154
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 46
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 36 62
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 44
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

39 47
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 50
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 30
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 32
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 43 142
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 28
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

46 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 83
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 75
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 54
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 Feb. 13, 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.