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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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12,645Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

830 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

4% of this provider’s 798 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

21% of this provider’s 830 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 830 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

11,815

2014

12,240

2015

12,645

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
SIMVASTATIN 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

156

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 556

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

163

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 551

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
METFORMIN HCL 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

8 33
GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 13
CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

13 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
LISINOPRIL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
FINASTERIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

15 39
TRAZODONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
BYSTOLIC 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

18 104
FUROSEMIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

20 21
FENOFIBRATE* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 58
ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 30
CHLORTHALIDONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 90
CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

26 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 49
IBUPROFEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

28 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 71
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A 34 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 43
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 68
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 35
ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 19
ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 27
HUMALOG 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 106
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 57
JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 85
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

48 139
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 18
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

52 75
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 63
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 110
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 130
RALOXIFENE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 121
VICTOZA 2-PAK 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 242
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 107
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 111
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 115
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 44
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 50
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 64 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 65 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 28
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.