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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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7,955Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$483K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$497K

2014

$465K

2015

$483K

2016

Number of Claims

8,258

2014

7,867

2015

7,955

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 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

87

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

85

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

5 29
LISINOPRIL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 9
TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

11 35
BUMETANIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

12 127
METFORMIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

13 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

15 6
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

15 26
DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

18 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

19 17
ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

19 30
GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

21 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 40
PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

23 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

24 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

25 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

26 23
ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

27 45
ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

28 19
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 155
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

30 38
AMOXICILLIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

A 31 154
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

32 31
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 34
FUROSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

34 11
TERAZOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 124
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

36 33
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

38 24
INDAPAMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 193
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 38 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 72
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 85
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 Nov. 6, 2017.
  • 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.