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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 225

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 225

817 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Utah
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 817 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 817 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Utah
SIMVASTATIN 891 872 226 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 766 741 188 2 1
LISINOPRIL 766 745 198 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 759 716 200 4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 524 497 134 5 12
METFORMIN HCL 510 490 125 6 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 471 414 122 7 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 461 426 115 8 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 421 394 94 9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 408 370 96 10 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 346 331 94 11 6
FUROSEMIDE 325 310 87 12 10
ALPRAZOLAM 310 288 91 B 13 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 304 282 85 14 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 304 299* 71 14 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298 281 86 16 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282 282 67 S3 17 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265 265 60 18 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 261 248 72 19 13
CARVEDILOL 251 240 69 20 26
TRAMADOL HCL 247 242* 69 21 18
CRESTOR 229 224* 49 22 46
GABAPENTIN 206 201* 65 23 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 181 49 24 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 179 174* 49 25 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172 172 47 26 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164 159* 82 27 28
ATENOLOL 161 161 39 28 36
PAROXETINE HCL 160 148 33 29 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 146 146 29 30 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144 139* 82 31 58
CLONAZEPAM 133 128* 24 B 32 35
ALLOPURINOL 130 130 31 33 30
LOVASTATIN 125 120* 29 34 66
LANTUS 124 113 24 35 37
PROPRANOLOL HCL 117 103 25 36 84
CLOPIDOGREL 115 115 30 37 40
TRAZODONE HCL 113 108* 37 38 23
FENOFIBRATE* 113 108* 25 38 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 112 99 26 40 57
FINASTERIDE 110 110 28 41 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108 103* 20 A 42 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 107 25 43 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 106 106 28 44 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 104 26 45 31
SYNTHROID 93 74 31 46 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 91 22 47 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 84* 24 R 48 63
NAMENDA 85 85 16 49 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 79* 27 R 50 100
LORAZEPAM 79 74* 16 B 51 25
XARELTO 78 78 14 52 127
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 77 22 53 41
PREDNISONE 76 71* 42 54 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 68* 57 55 184
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72 67* 18 56 55
FENOFIBRATE* 71 <11 <11 57 49
NAPROXEN 68 63* 15 58 95
BUPROPION HCL SR 68 56 20 58 77
GLYBURIDE 67 62* 18 R 60 104
CELEBREX 67 62* 17 60 45
BOOSTRIX TDAP 67 67 67 60 218
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 61* 15 63 120
ZETIA 62 <11 <11 64 93
CYMBALTA 61 56* 18 65 42
PREMARIN 61 61 18 R 65 111
HUMALOG 61 56* 13 65 102
AZITHROMYCIN 59 54* 41 68 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 42 17 69 59
SERTRALINE HCL 53 48* 14 70 22
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52 <11 <11 71 91
KLOR-CON M10 51 46* 18 72 145
BUPROPION XL 50 <11 <11 73 101
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 <11 <11 73 75
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Sept. 15, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.