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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 153

$367K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 153

266 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

6% of this provider’s 266 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 266 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 5,337 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 264 223 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 257 195 2 2
MELOXICAM 245 232 3 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234 181 4 13
FUROSEMIDE 227 198 5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225 128 S3 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 208 7 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 117 8 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166 117 9 11
LISINOPRIL 161 123 10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156 117 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 144 102 12 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 70 13 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 123 96 14 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118 93 15 19
OMEPRAZOLE 115 95 16 4
SUCRALFATE 106 61 17 90
TRAMADOL HCL 105 60 18 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 101 19 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 75 20 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85 42 21 20
PREMARIN 77 30 R 22 96
DEXILANT 77 35 22 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 38 24 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 64 25 26
CYMBALTA 74 17 26 39
SYNTHROID 74 62 26 34
RISPERIDONE 72 12 28 61
CARISOPRODOL 69 22 R 29 99
GABAPENTIN 60 24 30 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 24 31 55
ATENOLOL 53 21 32 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 42 32 48
ALLOPURINOL 52 44 34 25
NEXIUM 51 13 35 37
GLYBURIDE 50 24 R 36 84
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. 11, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.