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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,850Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 47

$341K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 47

318 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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

8% of this provider’s 318 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 318 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 257 216 46 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184 170 31 S3 2 7
BYSTOLIC 177 156 34 3 66
SIMVASTATIN 171 145 39 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168 142 33 5 6
LISINOPRIL 148 130 34 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 140 116 31 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 135 119 27 8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 111 23 9 8
SYNTHROID 120 120 20 10 50
METFORMIN HCL 105 100* 24 11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102 79 23 12 11
SERTRALINE HCL 101 79 27 13 20
GABAPENTIN 99 80 19 14 14
RISPERIDONE 97 61 14 A 15 75
FAMOTIDINE* 92 87* 15 16 141
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 86 17 17 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 77* 17 18 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 73* 13 19 42
ATENOLOL 74 58 16 20 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 73 68* 18 21 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 60 11 22 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 59* 12 23 18
LORAZEPAM 64 52 14 B 23 39
PREDNISONE 62 57* 24 25 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 55* 11 26 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 45 15 27 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 <11 <11 28 67
PAROXETINE HCL 56 <11 <11 29 95
CRESTOR 55 55 11 30 24
CLONAZEPAM 52 <11 <11 B 31 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 51 46* 13 32 21
CELEBREX 51 <11 <11 32 46
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 23, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.