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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 49

$608K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 49

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

6% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,186 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 604 552 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 400 360 2 8
FUROSEMIDE 384 341 3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 361 335 4 9
LISINOPRIL 331 302 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 323 296 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 306 243 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 183 150 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182 180 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 175 10 11
CRESTOR 173 132 11 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168 146 12 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 99 S3 13 7
CYMBALTA 144 109 14 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 144 126 14 38
SERTRALINE HCL 135 130 16 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 126 17 12
SPIRIVA 119 104 18 37
ALLOPURINOL 101 99 19 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97 85 20 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 94 20 16
NEXIUM 94 69 22 27
GABAPENTIN 85 66 23 15
SYNTHROID 85 84 23 45
ATENOLOL 78 78 25 17
LYRICA 76 69 26 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 73 73 27 24
SYMBICORT 72 48 28 68
TRAMADOL HCL 70 65 29 29
DIGOXIN 69 69 30 39
TRAZODONE HCL 66 34 31 54
DIOVAN 65 65 32 49
CARVEDILOL 64 48 33 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63 50 34 19
AZITHROMYCIN 56 50 35 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 53 35 40
DEXILANT 54 43 37 67
JANUVIA 53 53 38 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 38 39 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 52 39 18
SINGULAIR 52 37 39 70
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 March 24, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.