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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,943Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

$389K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 167 providers in this state and specialty

319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
7% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 319 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $134 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$454K

2014

$367K

2015

$389K

2016

Number of Claims

7,346

2014

6,590

2015

6,943

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
OMEPRAZOLE 563

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

73

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 486

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 331

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 48

patients, 15% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 9% of all patients

4 4
RANITIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

5 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 48

patients, 15% of all patients

6 34
SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

7 7
TRAZODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

9 46
CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 33
RISPERIDONE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 7% of all patients

P 11 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

12 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 12% of all patients

13 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

15 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

16 95
LAMOTRIGINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 18 101
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 21 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

22 5
OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 24 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 74
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 9% of all patients

27 83
ARIPIPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 28 87
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 54
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 179
MINOCYCLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 A 30 179
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 32 196
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.