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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 47

$467K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 47

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Wyoming
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 307 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Wyoming
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 558 451 91 1 1
LISINOPRIL 341 237 72 2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 324 226 84 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 286 208 50 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286 231 53 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 273 172 50 6 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 179 41 7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 246 170 53 8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 197 136 26 9 9
FUROSEMIDE 196 125 45 10 5
CRESTOR 171 111 38 11 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 116 38 12 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 112 28 13 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 140 98 35 14 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 121 32 S3 15 7
SPIRIVA 121 82 23 16 47
TRAMADOL HCL 121 103 29 16 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117 69 31 18 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 99 26 19 18
NEXIUM 93 54 19 20 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 74 26 20 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 49 19 22 23
ATENOLOL 82 58 14 23 19
CLOPIDOGREL 81 63 17 24 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 42 17 25 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 61 16 26 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 51 15 26 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 42 13 28 25
PROAIR HFA 70 37 30 29 62
METFORMIN HCL ER 66 43 16 30 45
CYMBALTA 63 58* 12 31 27
GABAPENTIN 56 43 12 32 14
TRAZODONE HCL 56 40 14 32 48
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 <11 <11 34 37
LOVASTATIN 50 <11 <11 35 79
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 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.
  • 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 June 17, 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.