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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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11,241Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$644K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

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

15% 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 721 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

17% of this provider’s 746 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 746 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 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

$544K

2014

$598K

2015

$644K

2016

Number of Claims

9,283

2014

10,407

2015

11,241

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 900

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

228

patients, 31% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

10 49
FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

12 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

13 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

15 41
TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
MIRTAZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 69
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 9
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

31 24
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

34 47
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 61
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 44
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 84
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 13
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 38
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 33
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 June 27, 2012.
  • 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.