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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,014Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 153

$747K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 153

587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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 587 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 587 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 12,189 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 844 726 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 583 509 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 560 511 3 4
LISINOPRIL 544 468 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 430 387 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399 386 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 385 330 7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 385 272 S3 7 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 271 230 9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256 251 10 11
MELOXICAM 246 220 11 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245 214 12 12
GABAPENTIN 214 167 13 15
TRAMADOL HCL 213 153 14 23
ALLOPURINOL 211 166 15 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211 171 15 20
RANITIDINE HCL 186 155 17 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 180 157 18 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 173 154 19 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 158 20 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 165 152 21 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 149 107 22 31
SERTRALINE HCL 144 137 23 16
PREDNISONE 128 101 24 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 85 25 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 103 26 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 86 27 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118 95 28 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 96 29 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 108 83 30 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 89 30 9
PAROXETINE HCL 106 106 32 68
FELODIPINE ER 100 75 33 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99 91 34 13
DIGOXIN 98 85 35 40
CYMBALTA 98 70 35 39
TERAZOSIN HCL 97 86 37 104
PROAIR HFA 93 54 38 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 45 R 39 59
CLOPIDOGREL 89 68 40 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 71 R 41 107
NABUMETONE 85 80 42 123
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 71 43 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 48 44 38
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 76 45 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 76 47 45 71
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74 74 47 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 47 48 128
SINGULAIR 73 22 48 83
PLAVIX 69 59 50 86
CELEBREX 68 68 51 67
TRAZODONE HCL 68 63 51 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 60 53 132
DONEPEZIL HCL 64 64 54 26
SYNTHROID 63 60 55 34
NEXIUM 62 23 56 37
CLINISOL 62 0 56 138
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 51 56 115
FINASTERIDE 60 54 59 102
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 56 60 21
OXYCONTIN 57 36 S2 61 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 43 62 92
AZITHROMYCIN 54 49 63 43
GEMFIBROZIL 53 49 64 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 41 64 78
CARVEDILOL 53 53 64 36
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 53 36 64 151
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 22 68 154
MECLIZINE HCL 52 50 68 154
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 51 70 111
ATENOLOL 51 43 70 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 23 70 41
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 Jan. 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.