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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,882Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 49

$351K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 49

325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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
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this specialty
in Wyoming
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 325 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 325 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 4,716 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 365 321 1 1
LISINOPRIL 349 299 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 242 223 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 223 179 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195 133 5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 188 168 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 180 152 7 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 141 8 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 148 9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144 117 10 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 108 11 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 115 111 12 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 110 13 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 87 14 36
FUROSEMIDE 86 68 15 5
SYNTHROID 85 75 16 45
CRESTOR 76 58 17 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 52 R 18 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 41 18 51
SINGULAIR 69 30 20 70
GABAPENTIN 63 55 21 15
ATENOLOL 62 53 22 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 55 23 8
ESTRADIOL 56 42 R 24 158
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 40 25 28
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 April 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.