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Prescriber Checkup

LUBNA SORATHIA M.D.

1400 JACKSON STREET NATIONAL JEWISH MEDICAL & RESEARCH CENTER

Denver | Colorado | 80206

(303) 388-4461

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1300

$1,451 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1299 out of 1300

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Colorado
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,149 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$0 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Colorado
LISINOPRIL 1,014 948 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 999 903 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 933 855 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 827 749 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 808 757 5 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 605 604 6 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 497 426 7 9
GABAPENTIN 456 381 8 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 376 336 S3 9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358 335 10 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 357 339 11 11
SPIRIVA 340 263 12 45
DIGOXIN 323 322 13 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316 313 14 6
TRAMADOL HCL 292 260 15 17
TRAZODONE HCL 290 243 16 34
CYMBALTA 285 257 17 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 271 242 18 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 263 245 19 14
GLIPIZIDE 259 237 20 33
ATENOLOL 235 235 21 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206 185 22 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 190 151 23 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 189 189 24 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 152 25 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 159 26 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 169 169 27 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163 127 28 30
PRADAXA 160 160 29 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160 151 29 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 144 31 16
SERTRALINE HCL 151 125 32 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 116 33 25
LANTUS 139 134 34 43
CARVEDILOL 137 104 35 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129 103 36 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 121 111 37 68
BUPROPION HCL SR 117 116 38 172
VENTOLIN HFA 117 94 38 109
CLOPIDOGREL 114 107 40 64
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 106 91 41 118
MIRTAZAPINE 106 102 41 50
GLIPIZIDE XL 103 83 43 142
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 95 43 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 88 45 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 85 46 55
LAMOTRIGINE 96 74 47 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 61 47 10
PREDNISONE 96 83 47 40
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 87 76 50 91
METFORMIN HCL 86 75 51 7
RANITIDINE HCL 86 80 51 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 83 53 139
ALLOPURINOL 78 62 54 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 76 55 71
VERAPAMIL ER 76 76 55 134
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69 54 57 62
BENICAR 69 69 57 186
VOLTAREN 68 67 59 124
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 67 60 101
NAMENDA 65 65 61 51
OLANZAPINE 65 65 61 86
NOVOLIN 70-30 65 44 61 155
AGGRENOX 65 65 61 181
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 56 65 166
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 54 66 61
PAROXETINE HCL 61 22 67 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 59 68 133
OXYCODONE HCL 59 56 S2 69 35
LATANOPROST 58 58 70 152
ABILIFY 58 13 70 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 57 72 82
SEROQUEL 56 45 73 146
KLOR-CON 10 56 49 73 130
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 55 75 143
LEXAPRO 54 54 76 190
VESICARE 53 53 77 207
SINGULAIR 53 46 77 179
CEPHALEXIN 51 50 79 89
LEVETIRACETAM 50 50 80 107
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 17, 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.