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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,601Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1300

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1300

589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

23% of this provider’s 589 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 589 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,033 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LISINOPRIL 693 464 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 653 435 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 542 347 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 503 300 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 398 297 5 8
METFORMIN HCL 384 231 6 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 370 171 S3 7 5
SIMVASTATIN 342 264 8 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 310 221 9 9
LANTUS 262 130 10 43
GABAPENTIN 260 185 11 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 254 128 12 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254 156 12 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 248 226 14 32
SERTRALINE HCL 221 125 15 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 136 16 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194 91 S2 17 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181 118 18 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159 95 19 25
GLIPIZIDE 157 114 20 33
FAMOTIDINE 157 92 20 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 157 107 20 101
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155 94 23 11
SPIRIVA 143 99 24 45
OXYCODONE HCL 141 49 S2 25 35
MIRTAZAPINE 140 96 26 50
OLANZAPINE 133 114 27 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 90 28 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 86 28 30
LOVAZA 132 103 28 159
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 93 28 24
NOVOLOG 128 55 32 156
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128 82 32 62
RANITIDINE HCL 124 66 34 27
ATENOLOL 124 95 34 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 123 67 R 36 63
TRAZODONE HCL 118 40 37 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118 103 37 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 115 87 39 127
KLOR-CON M20 112 46 40 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109 74 41 36
NEXIUM 100 32 42 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98 49 43 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 57 R 44 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 96 75 45 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 69 R 46 147
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 35 47 14
ABILIFY 88 62 48 129
PROAIR HFA 84 32 49 42
CYMBALTA 82 24 50 44
LIPITOR 81 61 51 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 49 52 84
CLOPIDOGREL 78 66 53 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 61 54 20
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 76 21 S2 55 83
PREDNISONE 75 50 56 40
KLOR-CON M10 73 68 57 144
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 22 S2 57 49
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 73 15 R 57 167
TRAMADOL HCL 72 56 60 17
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 36 60 143
CRESTOR 71 41 62 39
CLONIDINE HCL 70 0 63 102
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 44 64 176
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 40 65 31
CARBAMAZEPINE 65 19 66 125
CARVEDILOL 65 63 66 38
GEMFIBROZIL 64 17 68 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 53 69 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 15 70 54
JANUVIA 60 20 71 92
LIDODERM 59 41 72 74
BUMETANIDE 59 33 72 148
PAROXETINE HCL 57 40 74 59
DIGOXIN 57 52 74 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 15 76 21
BUPROPION HCL 56 23 76 255
NAMENDA 55 51 78 51
CEPHALEXIN 55 32 78 89
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 55 0 S2 78 141
DILTIAZEM ER 55 12 78 154
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 46 82 68
ENDOCET 54 24 S2 82 164
DIOVAN 52 41 84 66
TRICOR 52 0 84 170
PLAVIX 52 44 84 112
LYRICA 52 0 84 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 48 84 97
LACTULOSE 51 48 89 132
AZITHROMYCIN 51 30 89 79
FLOVENT HFA 51 31 89 348
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 26 92 123
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 33 92 103
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 30 92 122
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. 4, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.