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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

$630K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

287 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

16% of this provider’s 239 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 287 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 287 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $134 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

2014

$434K

2015

$630K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

8,309

2015

11,802

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 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

79

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
FUROSEMIDE 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

3 13
OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
SERTRALINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

5 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

6 16
LISINOPRIL 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
TRAZODONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

O 11 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

13 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

15 5
SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

16 7
DULOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

17 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

18 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

19 36
TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

O 20 15
RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

21 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

22 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

23 29
LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

24 39
ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

25 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

26 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

27 101
ELIQUIS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

29 18
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

31 25
OLANZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 33 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

34 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

O 36 10
MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 114
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

37 81
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 41
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

39 82
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

41 90
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 41 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

43 93
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

43 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

45 95
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 46 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

46 53
ONDANSETRON HCL* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

48 166
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 48 49
CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 50 169
SUCRALFATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 50 126
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

50 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

53 37
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 40
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

55 33
LOPERAMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

56 187
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

O 57 9
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 58 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 58 131
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

58 69
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 61 198
MUPIROCIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

62 132
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 April 5, 2016.
  • 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.