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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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10,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

$555K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

337 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

8% of this provider’s 281 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

18% of this provider’s 337 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 337 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$52 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

$480K

2014

$496K

2015

$555K

2016

Number of Claims

10,587

2014

9,744

2015

10,572

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 639

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
SERTRALINE HCL 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

3 17
FUROSEMIDE 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

8 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

11 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
MIRTAZAPINE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

14 40
CLOPIDOGREL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

14 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

16 7
LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

18 5
FAMOTIDINE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 62
CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 51
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 23
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

22 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 50
FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 25 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
NAMENDA XR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 28 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 113
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

32 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

33 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

34 82
SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 65
DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 36 77
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 24
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 39 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

40 149
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 14
LAMOTRIGINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 42 122
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 45
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 21
DEXILANT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 46 71
NEXIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 47 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 48 41
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 48 84
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 89
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 26
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 Jan. 31, 2013.
  • 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.