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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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10,062Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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 565 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

9% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 637 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

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$612K

2014

$700K

2015

$739K

2016

Number of Claims

9,961

2014

10,345

2015

10,062

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
OMEPRAZOLE 578

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

163

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 551

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

176

patients, 28% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

8 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O 9 9
CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

10 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
FUROSEMIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
FINASTERIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

25 24
CLONAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 36
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 19
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 52
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 35
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
IRBESARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 88
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 34
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 40 51
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 137
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 48
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 144
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 46
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 38
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 77
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 48 65
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 109
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 50 54
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 66
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 26, 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.