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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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9,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

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

21% 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 524 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

25% of this provider’s 556 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 556 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$59 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

$595K

2014

$637K

2015

$577K

2016

Number of Claims

9,293

2014

10,057

2015

9,797

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 559

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

150

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
SIMVASTATIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
ALPRAZOLAM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

7 19
LISINOPRIL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 9
TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 13
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

12 8
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 15 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

19 72
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
FUROSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

26 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 36
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 67
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 30
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 82
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 221
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 12
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 28
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 47 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 48
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 31
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 Dec. 4, 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.