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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$604K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Wyoming
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$546K

2014

$562K

2015

$604K

2016

Number of Claims

7,890

2014

7,487

2015

6,899

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

98

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 385

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

89

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
ALLOPURINOL 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

5 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

8 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

9 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

10 22
METFORMIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

12 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
BENAZEPRIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

14 84
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

15 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 13
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 25
ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 18 85
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 47
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 37
CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

23 8
LISINOPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 2
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 27 49
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 95
GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 11
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

30 40
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 31 59
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 78
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 43
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 16
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 22, 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.