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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,216Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

$330K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

145 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

49% of this provider’s 145 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 145 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$25 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $134 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

91 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$123K

2014

$160K

2015

$330K

2016

Number of Claims

2,027

2014

4,593

2015

13,216

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 922

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

32

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 742

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

2 27
OMEPRAZOLE 742

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

27

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 630

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
RISPERIDONE 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 40
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 6 59
PERPHENAZINE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 10 7 66
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 8 55
THIORIDAZINE HCL 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 10 9 61
TRAZODONE HCL 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 9 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P 11 21
SERTRALINE HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 12 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
LISINOPRIL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 14 4
CARBAMAZEPINE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 15 48
OLANZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P 16 52
LACTULOSE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

16 64
VALPROIC ACID* 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 18 99
CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 19 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 20 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 21 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

22 34
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 107
LEVETIRACETAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 24 51
TOPIRAMATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 25 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 46
LITHIUM CARBONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 103
PROPRANOLOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 28 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 30 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 31 25
LAMOTRIGINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 31 28
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 134
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 13% of all patients

34 83
CARAFATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 35 141
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 36 117
TERAZOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 37 143
ARIPIPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 87
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 23
OXCARBAZEPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 40 68
METFORMIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 8
HALOPERIDOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 106
FUROSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 13
CAPTOPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 44 118
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 45 124
GUANFACINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 179
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 47 119
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 48 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 48 29
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 50 126
AMITIZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 134
DILTIAZEM HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 198
PANCREAZE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 10 50 198
PENTASA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 204
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 105
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 Aug. 29, 2008.
  • 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.