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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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7,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

$557K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

14% of this provider’s 561 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 561 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$458K

2014

$535K

2015

$557K

2016

Number of Claims

7,029

2014

7,583

2015

7,875

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 407

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

2 13
SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

7 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

8 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

9 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 12 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

16 36
MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

17 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

18 90
GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
METFORMIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 37
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 41
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

26 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 47
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 39
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 65
FUROSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 3
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 67
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 91
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 42
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 89
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 39 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 39 95
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 31
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 Feb. 26, 2015.
  • 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.