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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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6,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$477K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

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

13% 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

3% of this provider’s 495 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

10% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$784K

2014

$694K

2015

$477K

2016

Number of Claims

12,443

2014

11,168

2015

6,466

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 347

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

6 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

10 23
ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

11 19
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 13
SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

13 22
LISINOPRIL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 4
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 12
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 26
FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 11
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
SIMVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 27 109
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 25
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 31
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 June 22, 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.