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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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9,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$703K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

2% of this provider’s 781 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

14% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% 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

12 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

$804K

2014

$771K

2015

$703K

2016

Number of Claims

10,443

2014

10,590

2015

9,814

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

4 6
TRAMADOL HCL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

O 5 13
SIMVASTATIN 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 9
GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
DULOXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

10 32
METFORMIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

12 26
ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

13 19
LISINOPRIL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

14 4
SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

15 22
FUROSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

16 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

19 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

22 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

25 16
MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

26 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

28 33
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
SYNTHROID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 53
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 147
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 38
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 165
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 52
FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 72
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 42
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 55
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 21
IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 48 40
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 Nov. 15, 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.