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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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5,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 133 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$357K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 127 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

33% of this provider’s 440 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 440 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 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

$367K

2014

$354K

2015

$357K

2016

Number of Claims

6,437

2014

6,267

2015

5,843

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 354

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 278

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

6 5
ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

7 17
LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

8 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

9 20
METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 11 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

12 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

13 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

15 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
OXYCODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 17 39
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

18 23
FUROSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 23 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 24 61
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 14
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 12
GABAPENTIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 9
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 29 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 26
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 33 53
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 Feb. 26, 2008.
  • 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.