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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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12,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$780K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

1,094 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

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

23% of this provider’s 1,094 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 1,094 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$789K

2014

$777K

2015

$780K

2016

Number of Claims

11,595

2014

12,321

2015

12,269

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
SIMVASTATIN 657

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

202

patients, 18% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 635

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

5 10
METFORMIN HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

8 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

9 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

10 17
MELOXICAM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

11 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

13 29
FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

14 33
TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
TRAZODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

18 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

20 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

22 27
ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

23 19
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

A 24 120
GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

25 8
PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

26 47
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

27 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 29 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

30 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
BUPROPION HCL SR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

32 73
AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

A 33 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

34 44
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

36 46
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

38 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

39 28
CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 55
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
METFORMIN HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 37
ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

43 66
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

45 143
IRBESARTAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

45 88
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

47 36
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

48 135
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

48 57
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

50 34
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 39
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 129
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

53 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 55 62
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

55 72
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 55 60
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 Jan. 30, 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.