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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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9,639Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

21% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 521 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$503K

2014

$567K

2015

$590K

2016

Number of Claims

8,623

2014

10,032

2015

9,639

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 546

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

132

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

5 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
SIMVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

14 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

22 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

26 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 42
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 39
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 78
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 27
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 32
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 35
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 25
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 85
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 58
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 40
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 26
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 43 49
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 45 34
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 65
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 72
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. 3, 2009.
  • 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.