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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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9,963Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$498K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 593 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 593 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$387K

2014

$448K

2015

$498K

2016

Number of Claims

7,224

2014

8,497

2015

9,963

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

O 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
ALPRAZOLAM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

8 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
FUROSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

16 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

17 4
LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
IBUPROFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 13
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
OXYCODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

A 30 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 84
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 33
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 82
ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 90
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 36 107
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 37 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 45
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 38 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 40 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 42 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 22
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 42 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 132
CARISOPRODOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 220
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 47 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

48 25
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 March 27, 2013.
  • 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.