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Prescriber Checkup

MARGRET THOMPSON MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,114Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 191 out of 1300

$196K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 370 out of 1300

344 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
16% 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

16% of this provider’s 344 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 344 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 4,299 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 297 270 1 3
ATENOLOL 232 218 2 12
LISINOPRIL 231 212 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 219 169 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 191 180 5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182 150 S3 6 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 157 7 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 111 S2 8 28
LEVOTHROID 149 137 8 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 122 10 10
K-TAB 135 124 11 67
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 126 98 12 1
METFORMIN HCL 122 95 13 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114 94 14 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 76 15 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 90 16 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 86 17 23
FUROSEMIDE 94 85 18 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 80 19 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 84 76 20 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 49 21 31
GLIPIZIDE 72 60 22 33
PROAIR HFA 71 50 23 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65 64 24 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 42 25 14
ALLOPURINOL 55 52 26 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53 44 27 114
RANITIDINE HCL 52 49 28 27
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 March 16, 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.