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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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12,423Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

938 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

2% of this provider’s 912 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

20% of this provider’s 938 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 938 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

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 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

$759K

2014

$899K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

11,174

2014

11,832

2015

12,423

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 803

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

248

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 669

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

7 7
GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

9 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 9
SIMVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

13 41
TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

15 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

16 27
ALPRAZOLAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
PREDNISONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

19 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 52
FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

22 11
CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

23 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
NIFEDIPINE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 199
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

30 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

33 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

37 68
CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

38 117
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 34
FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 39
TORSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 116
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 15
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 107
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 161
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 63
ESTRADIOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 58
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 81
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 57
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 26
SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 94
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 85
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 53 62
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 32
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 91
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 111
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 Dec. 19, 2013.
  • 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.