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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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9,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$545K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

11 of this provider’s 361 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$573K

2014

$561K

2015

$545K

2016

Number of Claims

10,129

2014

9,467

2015

9,396

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 552

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

101

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

6 12
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

7 72
OMEPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

O 9 15
FUROSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

15 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 37
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
JANUVIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 23 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

28 41
CEFUROXIME 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

A 29 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 9
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 18
NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 61
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 34 55
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 36 85
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 44
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 47
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 40 26
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

41 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 43 124
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 51
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 46 57
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 71
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 32
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 49 142
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 143
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 June 3, 2008.
  • 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.