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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,398Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1300

$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1300

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

16% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,182 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 690 609 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 539 522 2 9
LISINOPRIL 476 427 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 357 295 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 340 305 5 8
GABAPENTIN 323 283 6 15
METFORMIN HCL 300 248 7 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268 227 S3 8 5
SIMVASTATIN 241 211 9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240 201 10 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 239 213 11 19
ATENOLOL 236 232 12 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229 200 13 6
TRAMADOL HCL 229 187 13 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224 199 15 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 182 16 10
TRAZODONE HCL 192 134 17 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185 164 18 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 156 19 13
LOVASTATIN 166 161 20 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 103 21 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 117 21 23
PREDNISONE 141 127 23 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140 131 24 20
KLOR-CON M20 138 117 25 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 101 26 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 117 27 30
ALLOPURINOL 123 118 28 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 118 100 29 31
MIRTAZAPINE 116 111 30 50
OXYCODONE HCL 113 82 S2 31 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 90 32 14
CLONIDINE HCL 104 95 32 102
CARVEDILOL 101 89 34 38
FENTANYL 96 95 S2 35 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 96 96 35 32
SERTRALINE HCL 94 73 37 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 84 38 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 66 S2 39 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 73 40 21
GLYBURIDE 87 87 R 41 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 84 60 42 55
LIDODERM 79 70 43 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 61 R 44 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 58 45 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 70 46 128
METHADONE HCL 71 23 S2 47 140
BACLOFEN 70 40 48 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 70 48 106
ESTRADIOL 69 43 R 50 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 46 51 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 47 51 65
LYRICA 67 33 53 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 58 54 16
SPIRIVA 61 30 54 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 26 R 56 147
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59 50 56 267
ZETIA 58 58 58 105
CLOPIDOGREL 58 58 58 64
VERAPAMIL ER 57 57 60 134
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 57 60 150
COMBIVENT 57 31 60 138
LANTUS 55 46 63 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 52 63 68
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 34 65 116
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 51 65 122
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 54 65 118
CAPTOPRIL 53 53 68 269
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 41 68 103
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 34 70 57
NEXIUM 51 44 71 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 29 72 101
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. 8, 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.