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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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12,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

322 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

7% of this provider’s 176 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

21% of this provider’s 322 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 322 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$966K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

10,946

2014

11,492

2015

12,103

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 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

O 4 9
LISINOPRIL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 33
ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

9 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

12 30
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

14 6
CLONAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 51
DIAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

16 108
DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 31
VENTOLIN HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

17 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
SIMVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

20 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 45
MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
LYRICA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 72
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 49
TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 54
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

27 28
IBUPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

29 81
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

29 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 69
OXYCODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 38
FENTANYL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 47
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 143
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

41 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

43 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

44 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

46 76
CARISOPRODOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

47 145
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 8% of all patients

48 89
LAMOTRIGINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 49 122
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 44
OXYCONTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 123
CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

52 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

53 13
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

54 25
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 54 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

54 88
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 57 133
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 57 150
INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 59 155
BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 59 98
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

61 52
ENDOCET 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 62 157
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 62 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

62 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 65 94
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 66 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 66 37
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 66 164
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 66 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 70 118
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 70 103
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 72 23
HALOPERIDOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 72 120
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 72 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

75 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

75 102
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 77 103
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. 25, 2011.
  • 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.