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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,767Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 47

$310K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 47

421 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

3% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 389 357 77 1 1
LISINOPRIL 306 282 67 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 283 263 51 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 270 249 67 4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268 263* 70 5 15
FUROSEMIDE 231 217 54 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213 208* 46 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 144 139* 32 8 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 96 35 9 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 129* 24 10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129 124* 29 11 6
SERTRALINE HCL 127 <11 <11 12 20
ALLOPURINOL 116 111* 25 13 17
CEPHALEXIN 105 100* 62 14 137
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 93 88* 31 15 83
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93 93 19 15 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 64 24 S3 17 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87 <11 <11 A 18 41
ATENOLOL 87 82* 19 18 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 82* 20 18 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 59 27 21 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81 <11 <11 22 11
ALPRAZOLAM 79 74* 20 B 23 51
PREDNISONE 78 73* 31 24 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75 70* 12 25 63
AZITHROMYCIN 72 67* 57 26 68
CLOPIDOGREL 72 <11 <11 26 29
DIGOXIN 70 70 11 28 82
GABAPENTIN 67 38 13 29 14
CLONIDINE HCL 66 61* 19 30 87
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 52 16 31 116
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 55* 16 32 18
MELOXICAM 59 59 16 33 28
TRAMADOL HCL 57 52* 28 34 34
NAMENDA 56 <11 <11 35 35
CARVEDILOL 56 <11 <11 35 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 41 14 37 25
MIRTAZAPINE 54 <11 <11 38 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 45* 39 39 96
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 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.