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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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21,943Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

1,260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,207 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

14% of this provider’s 1,260 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 1,260 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

18,123

2014

24,426

2015

21,943

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 2,217

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

2,125

prescriptions.

518

patients, 41% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 935

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

893

prescriptions.

244

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 771

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

223

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

180

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

185

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

162

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
GABAPENTIN 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

151

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
LISINOPRIL 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
FUROSEMIDE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

12 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

13 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
ALPRAZOLAM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

15 19
TRAMADOL HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
TRAZODONE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

21 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
ALLOPURINOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

24 30
LORAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

25 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
SERTRALINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

29 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
DULOXETINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

32 58
CELECOXIB 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

33 55
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

34 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

35 31
FENOFIBRATE* 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

36 67
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

37 68
CLONAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

38 36
SYNTHROID 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

39 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

41 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

42 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

43 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

44 41
CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

44 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A 46 62
FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

48 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

49 24
MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

50 35
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

51 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 52 113
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 80
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 71
BUPROPION XL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 73
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

A 57 138
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

58 45
LANSOPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

59 212
DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

60 149
NAPROXEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

60 108
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

62 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

62 65
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 111
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 57
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

66 97
ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 67 66
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

67 119
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

69 54
DEXILANT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 69 180
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 126
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 137
LAMOTRIGINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 73 111
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 74 94
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 49
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

76 101
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 141
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 63
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

77 72
HUMALOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 106
METHOCARBAMOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 242
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 254
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 134
BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

84 104
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 79
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

85 145
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 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.
  • 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.