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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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16,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

845 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 767 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

29% of this provider’s 845 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 845 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$881K

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

14,767

2014

15,310

2015

16,039

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 875

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

213

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

163

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

O 3 9
SIMVASTATIN 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
GABAPENTIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
FUROSEMIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

12 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 40
TRAMADOL HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 13
ALPRAZOLAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
LORAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

17 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
MELOXICAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

20 35
ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
OXYCODONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 22 51
TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 17
TEMAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 60
LANTUS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 21
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 122
GLIPIZIDE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 151
LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

42 24
CELECOXIB 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 55
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 22
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 46
FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 18
TOPIRAMATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 95
TIZANIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 31
AZITHROMYCIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 38
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 111
CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

57 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 78
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 48
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 103
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

63 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 102
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 75
ESTRADIOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 58
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

69 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 250
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 42
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 70
BUMETANIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 127
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

73 261
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 62
LAMOTRIGINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 111
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 53
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 Jan. 11, 2010.
  • 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.