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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 153

$163K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 153

231 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
17% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Wyoming
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 231 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 231 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 3,909 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Wyoming
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 294 285 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 247 243 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176 176 3 7
LISINOPRIL 154 147 4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149 139 5 20
ATENOLOL 134 129 6 18
OMEPRAZOLE 123 99 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 109 105 8 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 102 9 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 99 10 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 96 11 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 82 82 12 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 82 82 12 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 79 79 14 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78 78 15 11
METFORMIN HCL 78 63 15 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68 53 17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 64 18 9
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 52 19 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 57 20 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 51 21 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 54 22 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53 52 23 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 42 S3 24 5
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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.