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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1300

$200K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 357 out of 1300

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

15% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 508 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 16,351 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$10 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
ASPIRIN EC 723 653 1 136
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 578 542 2 1
LISINOPRIL 558 467 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 512 443 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 509 440 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 493 452 6 18
SIMVASTATIN 367 329 7 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348 308 8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289 207 S3 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274 260 10 11
TAB-A-VITE 266 213 10 11 196
GABAPENTIN 256 223 12 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254 231 13 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224 214 14 24
DOCUSATE SODIUM 212 192 15 194
SERTRALINE HCL 205 181 16 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 154 17 14
DIGOXIN 199 178 18 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182 155 19 25
METFORMIN HCL 175 113 20 7
VITAMIN D 164 128 21 191
VITAMIN B-12 155 127 22 208
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154 144 23 36
GLIPIZIDE 153 134 24 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 145 118 25 19
OMEGA-3 141 129 10 26 216
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 137 135 27 139
TRAMADOL HCL 137 104 27 17
CALTRATE 600 + D 132 118 10 29 246
PREDNISONE 131 108 30 40
LOVASTATIN 125 116 31 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124 103 32 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 120 33 32
CALCIUM WITH VITAMIN D 118 99 34 258
CYMBALTA 118 50 34 44
LYRICA 117 90 36 75
OXYCONTIN 117 78 S2 36 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 70 38 41
SENNA-GEN 112 108 39 266
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 107 40 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108 102 41 68
ATENOLOL 106 106 42 12
NYSTATIN 105 81 43 135
ALLOPURINOL 102 99 44 29
FENTANYL 101 70 S2 45 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 86 46 106
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96 81 46 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 92 46 16
PREMARIN 96 77 R 46 131
SPIRIVA 91 85 50 45
NAMENDA 90 90 51 51
PAROXETINE HCL 85 69 52 59
D-2000 84 64 10 53 222
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 80 53 82
CEROVITE SENIOR 83 69 10 55 283
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 53 56 128
CARVEDILOL 79 63 57 38
NEXIUM 79 65 57 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 78 60 59 9
IBUPROFEN 78 55 59 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 60 61 176
VENTOLIN HFA 76 51 62 109
CLOPIDOGREL 76 67 62 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 73 62 20
LANTUS 75 58 65 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 58 66 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 61 67 21
FERROUS SULFATE 72 69 68 242
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 67 68 78
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 72 68 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72 72 68 97
RISPERIDONE 72 68 68 77
MAPAP 72 72 68 296
LATANOPROST 71 71 74 152
OLANZAPINE 68 68 75 86
HUMALOG 65 43 76 183
TRAZODONE HCL 65 51 76 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 64 78 127
ZETIA 64 50 78 105
I-VITE 63 63 10 80 306
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 53 80 71
METOLAZONE 61 61 82 218
VITAMIN C 60 51 83 312
DETROL LA 58 47 84 189
OYSTER SHELL CALCIUM W-VIT D 57 54 85 258
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 43 86 31
HEALTHY EYES 56 55 10 86 321
MAG-OXIDE 55 50 10 88 326
OXYCODONE HCL 53 37 S2 89 35
TORSEMIDE 53 49 89 171
GEMFIBROZIL 52 27 91 90
PRESERVISION LUTEIN 51 51 10 92 348
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 51 92 150
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 24 R 92 58
LAMOTRIGINE 51 24 92 119
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 96 93
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 Feb. 18, 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.