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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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10,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$636K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

4% of this provider’s 541 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

11% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

$423K

2014

$535K

2015

$636K

2016

Number of Claims

8,591

2014

9,650

2015

10,437

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 721

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

172

patients, 31% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 532

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

136

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 473

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

6 15
GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

8 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

O 8 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

10 20
IRBESARTAN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

11 88
LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

12 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

13 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

15 31
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

16 30
LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
FUROSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
ELIQUIS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 66
TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

24 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
BUPROPION XL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 73
FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 39
TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 13
SYNTHROID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 53
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
CHLORTHALIDONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 90
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 147
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

38 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 48
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 72
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 85
PRIMIDONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 230
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 137
TORSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 116
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

45 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

48 38
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 115
MYRBETRIQ 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 50 157
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 69
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 159
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, 2011.
  • 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.