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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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6,794Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$511K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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 391 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 453 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 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$402K

2014

$449K

2015

$511K

2016

Number of Claims

6,909

2014

6,798

2015

6,794

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 359

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

103

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 13
GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

12 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

17 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 19
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

21 30
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 22
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 34
MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 15
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 63
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. 9, 2015.
  • 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.