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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,072Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$626K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

7% of this provider’s 307 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

38% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$600K

2014

$607K

2015

$626K

2016

Number of Claims

11,542

2014

11,643

2015

11,072

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 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

75

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

3 19
SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

11 11
MELOXICAM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

12 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

13 4
SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
DULOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 33
NYSTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

16 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

16 30
ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

18 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 44
METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

21 6
TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

22 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

23 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
LANTUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

29 42
TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

O 30 14
PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 21
HUMALOG 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 112
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

35 37
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

36 32
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 36
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 48
METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

39 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

40 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

41 15
OXYCODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 29
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 44 156
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 46 38
CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

46 52
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

48 53
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 51
NAMENDA XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 50 100
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 50 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 123
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 27
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 Jan. 18, 2017.
  • 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.