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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,723Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 153

$377K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 153

388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 388 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 388 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 5,917 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 384 373 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 217 210 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201 193 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 201 195 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191 139 S3 5 5
LISINOPRIL 183 176 6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 171 156 7 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154 147 8 13
FUROSEMIDE 149 145 9 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 134 10 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130 119 11 17
GABAPENTIN 125 109 12 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125 106 12 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117 113 14 11
METFORMIN HCL 111 91 15 8
TRAMADOL HCL 100 93 16 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 79 17 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 74 18 21
JANUVIA 90 70 19 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 86 20 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 75 21 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 76 22 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 72 23 22
DIGOXIN 68 68 24 40
LYRICA 67 57 25 87
ATENOLOL 67 67 25 18
CLONIDINE HCL 66 53 27 105
SYNTHROID 65 54 28 34
CELEBREX 64 54 29 67
PREMARIN 58 58 R 30 96
NEXIUM 56 34 31 37
CYMBALTA 54 42 32 39
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 Oct. 9, 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.