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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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15,292Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 221 providers in this state and specialty

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

13% 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

2% of this provider’s 836 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

19% of this provider’s 889 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 889 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $91 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$939K

2014

$979K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

13,986

2014

14,011

2015

15,292

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 828

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

190

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

174

patients, 20% of all patients

2 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

172

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
TRAZODONE HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 9
TRAMADOL HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 13
DULOXETINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

12 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

14 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

17 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
SERTRALINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

21 24
MIRTAZAPINE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

22 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

24 52
ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

27 11
RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

28 63
CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 36
LORAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 31
METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 49
SYNTHROID 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
BUPROPION HCL SR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

38 73
ESTRADIOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 58
ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 65
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

43 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 40
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 42
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 30
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 61
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 75
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 110
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 38
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

56 107
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 25
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 50
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 60 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 60 98
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 54
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 62 122
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 103
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.