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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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11,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$572K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

661 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

13% of this provider’s 661 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 661 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$573K

2014

$561K

2015

$572K

2016

Number of Claims

10,537

2014

10,868

2015

11,674

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
LISINOPRIL 559

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
CLONAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

11 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

12 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
FUROSEMIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 13
TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 14
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 38
BUPROPION HCL SR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 73
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 33
IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

36 54
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 173
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 35
SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 27
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 225
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 165
CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 26
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 43
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 45 63
ACYCLOVIR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 45 183
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 67
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 97
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 41
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 52 63
INDAPAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 193
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 Feb. 17, 2011.
  • 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.