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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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10,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$448K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

831 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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 769 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

19% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$42 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

$318K

2014

$472K

2015

$448K

2016

Number of Claims

6,477

2014

9,996

2015

10,712

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
SIMVASTATIN 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
OXYCODONE HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10 51
FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
ATENOLOL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

12 45
K-TAB ER 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

13 158
WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

15 27
GLIPIZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

16 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

25 38
LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

26 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 40
CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 43
METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 37
HUMULIN N 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 199
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 13
FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 39
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 155
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 30
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

36 77
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 31
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

39 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 162
DULERA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 221
CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 90
FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 21
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 119
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 239
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 26
QVAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 239
HUMULIN 70-30 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 48 239
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 28
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

53 87
TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 124
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 44
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 81
HUMULIN R 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 263
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 57 62
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 12, 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.