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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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10,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 540 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

24% of this provider’s 611 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 611 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$456K

2014

$490K

2015

$631K

2016

Number of Claims

8,930

2014

9,193

2015

10,950

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 789

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

181

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

O 3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
ALPRAZOLAM 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

5 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
TRAZODONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

10 23
FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
OXYCODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 13 51
METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 28
TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 48
IBUPROFEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 54
CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
BUPROPION XL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 31
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 35
RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

37 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 81
ESTRADIOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 17
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 63
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 26
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 27
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A 50 138
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 80
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 53 50
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 Feb. 17, 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.