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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 580

$448K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 580

291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Utah
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 291 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 291 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Utah
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 881 643 67 S3 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 438 409 56 2 9
SIMVASTATIN 381 346 59 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 366 340 62 4 2
LISINOPRIL 363 260 53 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348 321 47 6 15
ALPRAZOLAM 319 305 35 B 7 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 310 275 43 8 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283 259 47 9 7
GABAPENTIN 265 199 44 10 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227 151 32 11 8
SERTRALINE HCL 225 201 38 12 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 195 171 18 13 14
MORPHINE SULFATE 172 94 11 S2 14 170
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150 145* 19 15 17
OXYCODONE HCL 146 90 18 S2 16 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 121 25 17 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 116 19 18 13
CLONAZEPAM 128 49 15 B 19 29
LANTUS 125 111 15 20 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 95 15 21 27
LORAZEPAM 117 73 15 B 22 25
FENTANYL 113 108* 15 S2 23 68
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 81 15 S2 24 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 102 97* 12 25 45
CLOPIDOGREL 101 84 22 26 39
RISPERIDONE 96 <11 <11 A 27 63
METFORMIN HCL ER 94 89* 19 28 37
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 <11 <11 S2 29 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92 79 14 29 152
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 <11 <11 R 31 87
AZITHROMYCIN 85 80* 55 32 36
CARVEDILOL 83 <11 <11 33 34
GLYBURIDE 81 81 11 R 34 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 49 12 34 19
TRAMADOL HCL 81 81 11 34 16
ATENOLOL 78 <11 <11 37 44
ALLOPURINOL 78 59 15 37 38
CEPHALEXIN 76 64 58 39 96
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 76 76 12 39 56
ZETIA 74 <11 <11 41 114
TEMAZEPAM 74 69* 12 B 41 99
MIRTAZAPINE 72 67* 12 43 79
NOVOLOG 72 57 12 43 111
MELOXICAM 70 41 17 45 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 58 18 46 10
PAROXETINE HCL 67 <11 <11 47 73
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66 53 19 48 132
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 <11 <11 49 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 60* 14 49 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 60* 16 49 52
METHADONE HCL 57 <11 <11 S2 52 94
BACLOFEN 57 <11 <11 52 103
HUMALOG 56 <11 <11 54 148
THIORIDAZINE HCL 55 <11 <11 A R 55 150
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 <11 <11 56 156
PREDNISONE 52 <11 <11 57 51
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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.