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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,581Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 44

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 44

326 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

90% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 41%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 1,898 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$173 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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
OXYCODONE HCL 805 160 S2 1 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 707 141 S2 2 3
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 537 109 S2 3 8
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 439 157 S2 4 7
OXYCONTIN 429 72 S2 5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 318 110 S3 6 2
OPANA ER 268 41 S2 7 20
ENDOCET 262 48 S2 8 24
FENTANYL 261 69 S2 9 6
GABAPENTIN 249 26 10 4
CYMBALTA 221 41 11 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 213 29 12 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 190 0 R 13 17
VOLTAREN 184 39 14 22
MORPHINE SULFATE 174 40 S2 15 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 160 79 16 28
LIDODERM 152 30 17 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 54 S2 18 12
CARISOPRODOL 138 47 R 19 25
LUNESTA 120 13 20 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 118 17 R 21 34
SAVELLA 117 22 22 35
EXALGO 112 18 S2 10 23 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 27 24 13
LYRICA 98 31 25 14
METHADONE HCL 94 0 S2 26 15
TRAZODONE HCL 89 0 27 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 12 R 28 43
NUVIGIL 87 46 29 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 82 19 30 29
BACLOFEN 79 0 31 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 78 13 32 48
SILENOR 77 0 10 33 50
PENNSAID 61 21 34 59
METHOCARBAMOL 52 0 R 35 40
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 Aug. 6, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.