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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,560Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 225

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 225

958 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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

2% of this provider’s 958 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 958 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,643 1,542 343 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 741 707 224 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 656 592 185 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505 475 146 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 503 442 76 S3 5 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 375 336 78 6 9
LISINOPRIL 369 331 114 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 365 328 111 8 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340 322 96 9 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 324 301 80 10 15
FUROSEMIDE 311 274 74 11 10
GABAPENTIN 240 209 59 12 11
LORAZEPAM 215 191 36 B 13 25
ALPRAZOLAM 200 155 37 B 14 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191 186* 60 15 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 185 170 61 16 17
ALLOPURINOL 181 150 45 17 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178 159 59 18 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178 173* 40 18 20
TRAMADOL HCL 177 164 45 20 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 166* 57 21 16
TRAZODONE HCL 167 147 52 22 23
CELEBREX 152 137 43 23 45
BYSTOLIC 148 143* 30 24 80
SERTRALINE HCL 147 130 40 25 22
LANTUS 147 142* 28 25 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 138* 41 27 31
CYMBALTA 142 137* 25 28 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 133* 37 29 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 122 42 30 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133 128* 35 31 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 133 133 29 31 38
FENOFIBRATE* 132 127* 33 33 49
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 131 126* 32 R 34 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 124 111 37 35 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 123 111 46 36 13
SYNTHROID 121 116* 38 37 39
NAMENDA 117 117 24 38 56
CLONAZEPAM 116 116 15 B 39 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 104 33 39 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 92 30 41 14
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 106 101* 33 42 44
NEXIUM 105 93 18 43 65
CRESTOR 100 95* 25 44 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 86* 62 45 58
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 88 30 46 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 74 24 R 47 63
LYRICA 86 81* 18 48 76
IBUPROFEN 86 72 25 48 50
MELOXICAM 85 73 37 50 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 79* 19 A 51 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 68 17 52 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 77* 28 53 21
DIOVAN 80 75* 18 54 73
CLOPIDOGREL 80 75* 18 54 40
ATENOLOL 77 72* 24 56 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 56 19 R 57 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 63* 20 58 74
ZETIA 66 61* 14 59 93
KLOR-CON M20 66 61* 13 59 83
ESTRADIOL 63 58* 16 R 61 60
CARVEDILOL 61 61 14 62 26
NITROFURANTOIN* 55 50* 19 63 196
PREMARIN 55 55 16 R 63 111
TEMAZEPAM 55 43 12 B 63 61
FENOFIBRATE* 52 47* 16 66 49
JANUVIA 51 51 11 67 68
PAROXETINE HCL 51 46* 13 67 62
LOVASTATIN 50 45* 13 69 66
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 Oct. 16, 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.