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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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14,448Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

8% of this provider’s 546 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

26% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

12,449

2014

13,853

2015

14,448

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 956

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

225

patients, 36% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

O 3 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

4 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
FENTANYL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10 86
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

11 23
TRAMADOL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 4
FUROSEMIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
TEMAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

18 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
XARELTO 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 57
SIMVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

21 5
ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 24 40
TRAZODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 33
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

28 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
MIRTAZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 69
CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 30
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 34
CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 65
MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 49
SYNTHROID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 103
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

41 93
BYSTOLIC 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 104
DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 49 61
CELECOXIB 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 55
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 85
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

54 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 38
ARIPIPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 151
VOLTAREN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

55 227
OLANZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 58 89
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 27
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 96
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 47
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 73
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 68
MYRBETRIQ 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 157
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 65 169
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 67 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 62
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 67 80
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. 11, 2010.
  • 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.