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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$310K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 170 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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

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

29% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 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

$199K

2014

$286K

2015

$310K

2016

Number of Claims

4,641

2014

5,698

2015

6,104

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 387

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 355

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

9 3
LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

10 32
GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

13 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

14 19
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

15 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

18 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

20 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

25 25
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 126
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 38
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
FUROSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 10
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

A 31 46
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 40
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.