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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,253Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

$307K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

8% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$263K

2014

$230K

2015

$307K

2016

Number of Claims

5,530

2014

5,333

2015

6,253

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
LISINOPRIL 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

77

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

3 12
FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

13 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

15 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

16 24
METFORMIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

18 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 42
FENTANYL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 O 20 60
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

21 25
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 49
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 29
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 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 July 8, 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.
  • 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.