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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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15,520Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$855K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

6% of this provider’s 660 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 681 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 681 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

$55 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

$694K

2014

$859K

2015

$855K

2016

Number of Claims

11,812

2014

15,574

2015

15,520

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 1,178

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,134

prescriptions.

232

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 835

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

830

prescriptions.

193

patients, 28% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 648

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

7 12
GABAPENTIN 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

10 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
DULOXETINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

13 32
TRAZODONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
FUROSEMIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

19 29
SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
ALLOPURINOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

28 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 68
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
CLONAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 36
OLANZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 89
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 33
SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 53
LORAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 34
TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 39 13
CELECOXIB 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 37
MIRTAZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 40
LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 76
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 48
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 35
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 63
TOPIRAMATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 52 95
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 43
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 62
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 85
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 93
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 79
METHADONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 136
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 72
ESTRADIOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 58
TERAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 62 124
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 15
BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 66 73
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 56
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 Oct. 17, 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.