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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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9,119Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$635K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

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

12% 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 580 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 614 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 614 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

$70 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

$171K

2014

$564K

2015

$635K

2016

Number of Claims

2,697

2014

8,059

2015

9,119

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 510

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

147

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 473

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
TRAZODONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 9
CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

13 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 29
FUROSEMIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

15 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

22 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 46
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 131
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 41
ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 20
MYRBETRIQ 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 157
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 73
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 44 40
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 63
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 93
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 13, 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.