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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,644Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1300

$3,136 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1296 out of 1300

381 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 381 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 381 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 27,214 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

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


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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.

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,531 1,399 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,407 1,321 2 8
LISINOPRIL 1,360 1,225 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,122 933 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,055 923 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 959 913 6 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 821 808 7 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 683 613 8 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 648 595 9 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 642 574 10 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 599 528 S3 11 5
TRAZODONE HCL 533 403 12 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 521 431 13 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 496 475 14 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 466 438 15 32
CARVEDILOL 449 447 16 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 438 368 17 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 387 306 18 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 380 328 19 36
METFORMIN HCL 347 336 20 7
CYMBALTA 338 275 21 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 337 284 22 82
PRADAXA 337 259 22 113
TRAMADOL HCL 334 262 24 17
DIGOXIN 334 252 24 48
GLIPIZIDE 329 323 26 33
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 325 323 10 27 91
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 315 263 28 14
GABAPENTIN 307 280 29 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 278 207 30 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 255 249 31 69
CLOPIDOGREL 253 253 32 64
LANTUS 250 210 33 43
ATENOLOL 233 193 34 12
MIRTAZAPINE 225 194 35 50
JANUVIA 224 219 36 92
SERTRALINE HCL 200 196 37 26
RANITIDINE HCL 199 186 38 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 193 61 39 62
ALLOPURINOL 190 181 40 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 187 150 41 41
LYRICA 185 91 42 75
NAMENDA 185 162 42 51
NEXIUM 177 151 44 46
PREMARIN 174 122 R 45 131
OLANZAPINE 173 148 46 86
NIASPAN 169 73 47 108
RISPERIDONE 169 151 47 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 164 156 49 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 162 160 50 133
VENTOLIN HFA 155 98 51 109
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 155 101 51 150
PLAVIX 152 152 53 112
FELODIPINE ER 149 149 54 115
LATANOPROST 146 146 55 152
LAMOTRIGINE 138 84 56 119
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135 103 57 57
ABILIFY 133 18 58 129
CLONIDINE HCL 133 121 58 102
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 129 129 60 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 121 59 61 106
GLIPIZIDE ER 119 119 62 99
SPIRIVA 119 92 62 45
BUPROPION XL 118 55 64 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 117 104 65 101
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 88 S2 66 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 114 69 67 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 93 67 30
GLYBURIDE 112 112 R 69 76
PROPRANOLOL HCL 107 59 70 116
PAROXETINE HCL 99 83 71 59
PREDNISONE 98 75 72 40
NOVOLIN 70-30 98 98 72 155
FENOFIBRATE 94 60 74 81
OXYCONTIN 93 83 S2 75 70
AGGRENOX 88 88 76 181
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 66 76 55
MIDODRINE HCL 85 85 78 281
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 71 79 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 35 80 31
CELEBREX 79 49 81 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 76 56 82 165
OXYCODONE HCL 74 65 S2 83 35
ZETIA 72 72 84 105
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 67 84 65
LUNESTA 71 0 86 228
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 71 86 247
DICYCLOMINE HCL 71 70 86 175
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 67 86 21
MECLIZINE HCL 69 66 90 172
KLOR-CON 10 68 68 91 130
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 66 92 52
SUCRALFATE 66 65 92 253
VENLAFAXINE HCL 65 65 94 152
LITHIUM CARBONATE 64 0 95 168
TRICOR 64 64 95 170
GLIPIZIDE XL 63 20 97 142
GEMFIBROZIL 63 44 97 90
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 62 62 99 308
HYDROCORTISONE 62 61 99 252
CALCITRIOL 61 50 101 218
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 61 101 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 58 103 87
CARISOPRODOL 58 0 R 104 98
NITROSTAT 57 51 105 213
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 50 105 103
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 53 107 23
ACTONEL 56 56 107 210
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 55 52 109 222
CALCIUM ACETATE 54 54 110 200
RIVASTIGMINE 54 54 110 328
ACTOS 54 54 110 121
BICALUTAMIDE 53 53 113 332
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 53 53 113 332
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 52 115 139
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 52 52 115 339
ENABLEX 52 0 115 339
TAMOXIFEN CITRATE 52 52 115 271
NYSTATIN 51 48 119 135
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 48 120 162
FLUOCINONIDE 50 48 120 205
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 Dec. 17, 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.