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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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12,877Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

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

43% 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 384 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 429 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 429 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$929K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

12,353

2014

13,609

2015

12,877

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 924

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

140

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

6 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

7 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

8 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

11 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
METFORMIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

15 11
SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
SIMVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

17 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 40
DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
XARELTO 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 39
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 24 69
OXYCODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 42
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
FENTANYL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 28 52
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
AMITIZA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 30 81
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 23
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

34 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 18
ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

38 65
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 48
SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 90
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 42 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 75
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 94
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 25
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 51
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 114
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 51 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 116
WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

55 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 84
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

56 35
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 58 64
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 59 101
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 37
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 61 135
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 62 139
DEXILANT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 99
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 64 55
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.