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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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9,239Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$608K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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 514 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

21% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$66 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

$641K

2014

$488K

2015

$608K

2016

Number of Claims

9,359

2014

7,422

2015

9,239

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 453

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

5 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

6 18
GABAPENTIN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 8 9
TRAZODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

9 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

12 23
FUROSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

13 32
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 13
FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

16 67
LISINOPRIL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 4
IRBESARTAN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 88
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 34
METFORMIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 25
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 46
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 19
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 53
ESTRADIOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 58
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 35
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 43 242
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 49
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 46 60
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 16
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 68
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 71
CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 90
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 51 69
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 June 26, 2009.
  • 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.