Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

9,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$562K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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.

More resources »

Antibiotics

15% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

More resources »

Opioids

14% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

15% 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

15 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

$424K

2014

$497K

2015

$562K

2016

Number of Claims

7,227

2014

8,752

2015

9,201

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 573

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

167

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 5 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

7 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
LISINOPRIL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

11 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 33
FINASTERIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 39
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 14 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

16 38
TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 46
TERAZOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 124
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
FUROSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
METFORMIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 25
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 45
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 21
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 30
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 43
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 71
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 68
GAVILYTE-G 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

44 261
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 April 18, 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.