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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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12,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

$541K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 637 providers in this state and specialty

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

39% 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

18% of this provider’s 484 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

28% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 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

$445K

2014

$502K

2015

$541K

2016

Number of Claims

11,199

2014

13,234

2015

12,045

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 592

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
TRAZODONE HCL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

5 13
GABAPENTIN 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
MIRTAZAPINE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

8 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

9 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

11 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

13 47
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 146
SERTRALINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O 16 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

21 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 102
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 15
RISPERIDONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 4
SIMVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 5
MEMANTINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 106
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
METHADONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 97
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 95
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 28
CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 39 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

39 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 67
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 66
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 182
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 25
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 47 154
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

50 21
NYSTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

50 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 26
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 79
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 36
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 55 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 64
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 57 107
LOPERAMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

58 226
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

58 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 104
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 57
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 63 74
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 161
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 Sept. 26, 2016.
  • 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.