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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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15,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$720K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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 583 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

15% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$680K

2014

$703K

2015

$720K

2016

Number of Claims

14,342

2014

14,917

2015

15,403

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 727

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

172

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 619

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

136

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
SIMVASTATIN 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

135

patients, 22% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
TRAZODONE HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
METFORMIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 9
MELOXICAM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

12 35
CARVEDILOL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

13 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

14 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

16 25
ALPRAZOLAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

18 31
FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

19 11
OXYCODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

21 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

22 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

23 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

24 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

26 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

28 12
FINASTERIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

29 38
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 13
LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

35 17
IBUPROFEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

36 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 21
DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

40 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 48
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 71
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 30
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 46
ESTRADIOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 58
SYNTHROID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 53
IRBESARTAN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 88
CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 44
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 113
BUPROPION XL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 73
FENTANYL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 86
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 161
TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

57 82
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 27
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 60
GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 151
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

61 47
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 63
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 63 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 64 168
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 91
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 83
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

67 114
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 May 13, 2013.
  • 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.