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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$790K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

21% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$562K

2014

$619K

2015

$790K

2016

Number of Claims

8,501

2014

10,892

2015

13,819

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 651

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
GABAPENTIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

13 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

14 38
ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
MELOXICAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

16 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

17 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

19 18
CLONAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

20 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 25
KLOR-CON M20 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 87
CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

28 43
FENTANYL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 37
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 66
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 53
PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

42 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 44
NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 46
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 68
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 48 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 80
OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 42
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 26
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 57
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 56
CEFUROXIME 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 86
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 54
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 73
BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 135
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 104
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 March 4, 2010.
  • 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.