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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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9,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$539K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

764 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

15% of this provider’s 764 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 764 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$447K

2014

$514K

2015

$539K

2016

Number of Claims

8,707

2014

9,530

2015

9,685

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 443

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

7 24
TRAMADOL HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O 8 13
TRAZODONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

9 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 11 9
GABAPENTIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

13 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

16 23
FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

16 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

18 21
FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

25 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 43
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 69
ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 45
NATEGLINIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 209
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 32
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 174
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 50
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 22
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 18
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 58
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 71
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 63
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 25
COLCHICINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 51 266
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 44
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 19
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 June 26, 2009.
  • 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.