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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,953Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

$617K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

18% of this provider’s 225 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

33% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $108 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$874K

2014

$918K

2015

$617K

2016

Number of Claims

17,168

2014

15,835

2015

8,953

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 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

59

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

2 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

3 21
NUEDEXTA 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

4 53
TRAZODONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

5 17
LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

6 20
LANTUS 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

8 44
SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

12 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 32
LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

14 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

15 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

O 16 8
PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

17 84
TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 27
CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

19 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 42
METFORMIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

23 95
NAMENDA XR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 26 96
NOVOLOG 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

27 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

28 1
BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

29 106
LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 81
LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 72
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 32 110
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

32 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

A 34 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

34 35
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

36 30
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

37 78
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

39 61
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 77
VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 40 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

42 11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

43 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 43 90
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 45 128
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

46 132
OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 47 134
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

47 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 49 37
SULFASALAZINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 50 137
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. 22, 2010.
  • 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.