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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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17,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$981K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

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

27% 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

3% of this provider’s 680 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

26% of this provider’s 737 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 737 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$981K

2016

Number of Claims

18,205

2014

18,761

2015

17,020

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 754

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

163

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O 8 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

8 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

11 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

12 37
TRAZODONE HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
MELOXICAM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

14 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 13
GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
ALPRAZOLAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
METFORMIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

21 28
IBUPROFEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

22 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
DULOXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
PAROXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 44
KLOR-CON M20 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 40
CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 49
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 31
ESTRADIOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 75
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 113
AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

A 43 56
ONDANSETRON HCL* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 99
ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

45 30
LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 34
BUPROPION XL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 73
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 58
MEMANTINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 101
ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

50 24
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 67
XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 57
LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 50
DIAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 15
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 91
CELECOXIB 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 55
TEMAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 118
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

60 42
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

63 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 80
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 39
SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 83
RALOXIFENE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 121
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 70 235
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 48
RAMIPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 115
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 76 95
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 97
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 77 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 61
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 77 71
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

77 77
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 82 63
BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 82 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 65
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 82 138
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 86 62
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 87 69
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.