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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 47

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 47

669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

13% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,205 1,134 176 1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 886 772 140 2 11
FUROSEMIDE 809 723 122 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 729 649 120 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 602 455 127 S3 5 7
LISINOPRIL 481 374 95 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 458 407 103 7 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 395 346 76 8 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 338 312 54 9 16
ALLOPURINOL 319 290 37 10 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 316 268 58 11 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 304 283 43 12 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 280 233 32 13 9
ATENOLOL 259 242 45 14 19
GABAPENTIN 256 192 46 15 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221 208 39 16 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211 206* 36 17 12
CLOPIDOGREL 195 175 29 18 29
JANUVIA 194 176 23 19 52
DIOVAN 187 182* 30 20 56
NEXIUM 187 170 27 20 32
NAMENDA 179 165 13 22 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 177 158 23 23 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 175 143 26 24 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159 114 28 25 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 145 133 20 26 37
SERTRALINE HCL 142 116 16 27 20
MELOXICAM 141 136* 24 28 28
LORAZEPAM 135 106 46 B 29 39
OXYCODONE HCL 135 82 32 S2 29 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 134 121 15 31 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 131 126* 21 32 44
METFORMIN HCL 129 115 24 33 10
CRESTOR 128 115 22 34 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 96 17 35 31
CYMBALTA 121 87 16 36 27
FENTANYL 119 93 24 S2 37 55
BENICAR 112 112 12 38 103
TRAZODONE HCL 110 45 17 39 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 103* 26 40 8
LANTUS 104 68 17 41 49
FINASTERIDE 100 87 18 42 109
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 81 22 42 15
ABILIFY 99 <11 <11 A 44 139
SYMBICORT 95 58 24 45 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 95 15 45 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 65 16 A 47 41
BYSTOLIC 91 86* 16 48 66
AZITHROMYCIN 91 86* 73 48 68
PRADAXA 89 89 14 50 117
LYRICA 89 <11 <11 50 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 67 14 50 23
CARVEDILOL 87 66 13 53 30
XARELTO 85 67 13 54 104
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83 78* 13 55 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 40 13 56 22
SYNTHROID 80 75* 18 56 50
LEVEMIR 79 <11 <11 58 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 56 12 58 59
PROAIR HFA 78 53 25 60 62
IBUPROFEN 76 45 17 61 146
DALIRESP 72 <11 <11 62 149
GEMFIBROZIL 70 <11 <11 63 128
SPIRIVA 70 65* 13 63 47
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68 <11 <11 R 65 100
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 46 13 S2 65 71
PREDNISONE 66 42 16 67 33
OLANZAPINE 62 57* 11 A 68 155
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 62 <11 <11 68 132
VERAPAMIL ER 62 34 14 68 73
VIIBRYD 62 <11 <11 68 155
MIRTAZAPINE 60 43 13 72 54
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59 <11 <11 73 94
ONGLYZA 59 <11 <11 73 159
TRILIPIX 58 40 14 75 162
DEXILANT 58 <11 <11 75 85
RISPERIDONE 57 52* 13 A 77 75
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 52* 12 77 38
AVODART 56 <11 <11 79 163
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 <11 <11 80 89
METOLAZONE 53 48* 11 81 111
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 40 15 82 168
TRAMADOL HCL 52 47* 15 82 34
BUPROPION XL 52 <11 <11 82 105
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 31 12 82 40
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 <11 <11 86 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 28 16 86 78
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 Sept. 9, 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.