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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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6,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

$300K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

34% of this provider’s 302 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 302 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$270K

2014

$292K

2015

$300K

2016

Number of Claims

5,885

2014

6,194

2015

6,204

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 353

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

4 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

6 18
SIMVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

9 14
OMEPRAZOLE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 11 7
OXYCODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 13 32
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 14 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 15 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 16 19
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 17 50
NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 17 46
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 19 17
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 22 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 13
AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 A 23 147
GABAPENTIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 10
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 26 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 27 94
METOLAZONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 28 129
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 29 40
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

A 30 75
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 31 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 33 48
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 72
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 A 35 170
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 95
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 37 131
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 June 7, 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.
  • 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.