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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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16,903Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

5% of this provider’s 599 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

22% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 688 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$975K

2014

$972K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

18,072

2014

17,162

2015

16,903

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 871

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

252

patients, 37% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 796

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

154

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 783

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

253

patients, 37% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 667

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

185

patients, 27% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 624

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

5 1
TRAMADOL HCL 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

9 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

10 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

11 12
TRAZODONE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

12 14
GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

14 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

15 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

16 16
SIMVASTATIN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

17 5
SERTRALINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
LORAZEPAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

19 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

21 18
CLONAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

23 28
CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

24 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

25 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

26 21
GLIPIZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

27 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 65
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

29 58
FINASTERIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

31 79
DIAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 70
NAPROXEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

33 108
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

34 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

35 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

36 92
SUCRALFATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 185
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 75
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

40 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 15
RISPERIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 128
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

43 31
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

44 30
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

45 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 46
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 32
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 50
TOPIRAMATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 95
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 102
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

52 54
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 61
ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

56 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 153
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 83
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 57
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 155
MINOCYCLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A 62 250
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 42
KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

63 254
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 131
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 80
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 87
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 23, 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.