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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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8,820Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

$576K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

277 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

14% of this provider’s 209 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 277 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 277 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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$508K

2014

$544K

2015

$576K

2016

Number of Claims

7,857

2014

8,766

2015

8,820

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 499

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

49

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

68

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

63

patients, 23% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 20% of all patients

5 10
TRAMADOL HCL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

10 25
FENTANYL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 O 11 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
CEPHALEXIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

A 13 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

16 6
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

17 67
SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
OMEPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

19 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 21 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

22 82
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

23 12
TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

26 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
SODIUM BICARBONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 107
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

29 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 29 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

33 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

33 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

35 55
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 35 78
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

37 40
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

37 34
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

39 105
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 40 32
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 113
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

A 41 66
OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 43 124
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

44 29
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 45 72
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

46 23
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 46 28
TAMIFLU 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

46 170
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

49 94
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

49 140
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 26, 2016.
  • 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.