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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 153

$302K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 153

269 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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

7% of this provider’s 269 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 269 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,969 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
SIMVASTATIN 274 257 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 259 239 2 1
LISINOPRIL 251 227 3 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211 206 4 13
FUROSEMIDE 163 140 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 163 136 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147 122 7 11
METFORMIN HCL 143 138 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 139 123 9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 117 10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126 109 S3 11 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 118 107 12 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 106 13 46
MELOXICAM 94 78 14 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 93 15 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 80 16 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 91 80 17 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84 78 18 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 83 19 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 76 20 38
SERTRALINE HCL 72 53 21 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 69 22 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 61 23 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 56 24 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 46 25 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 53 26 24
GABAPENTIN 60 26 27 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 56 28 22
PREDNISONE 55 52 29 29
TRAMADOL HCL 55 50 29 23
ALLOPURINOL 51 37 31 25
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 Sept. 21, 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.