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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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10,148Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

$456K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

4% of this provider’s 254 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

38% of this provider’s 329 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 329 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$398K

2014

$471K

2015

$456K

2016

Number of Claims

9,002

2014

9,919

2015

10,148

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
FUROSEMIDE 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

O 4 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

5 16
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
LORAZEPAM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

7 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

8 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
MELOXICAM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

12 26
TRAMADOL HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

O 14 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

16 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

17 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 31
SUCRALFATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

21 111
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

22 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

A 24 138
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

26 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
OMEPRAZOLE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

28 4
RISPERIDONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 103
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

30 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

30 14
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 49
DEXILANT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 71
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 20
NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 37 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

38 42
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 23
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 44 48
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 46 51
METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 45
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 113
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 50 135
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 51 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 52 67
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 53 27
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 53 59
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 Oct. 11, 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.