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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,481Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1300

$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1300

1,136 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

24% of this provider’s 1,136 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,136 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 22,076 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,378 1,197 1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,323 1,184 2 1
LISINOPRIL 954 837 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 834 725 4 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 801 651 S3 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 672 586 6 11
TRAMADOL HCL 564 498 7 17
SIMVASTATIN 553 433 8 3
OXYCODONE HCL 521 305 S2 9 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 467 415 10 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 459 238 S2 11 28
GABAPENTIN 452 341 12 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432 383 13 6
OMEPRAZOLE 388 286 14 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 354 319 15 62
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 349 219 S2 16 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 344 291 17 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 334 328 18 32
CYMBALTA 316 250 19 44
MIRTAZAPINE 315 292 20 50
LANTUS 306 251 21 43
KLOR-CON M20 301 270 22 60
FENTANYL 291 258 S2 23 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 274 244 24 84
NAMENDA 270 261 25 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 270 243 25 57
METFORMIN HCL 259 182 27 7
OXYCONTIN 245 202 S2 28 70
LIDODERM 245 212 28 74
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 219 199 30 68
GLIPIZIDE 216 189 31 33
SERTRALINE HCL 196 150 32 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 196 136 32 101
METHADONE HCL 193 71 S2 34 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192 150 35 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189 125 36 13
CARVEDILOL 189 176 36 38
SEROQUEL 186 172 38 146
ATENOLOL 184 132 39 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 180 123 40 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 162 41 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 159 42 18
FAMOTIDINE 174 125 43 73
MORPHINE SULFATE 171 163 S2 44 157
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 171 40 S2 44 141
BACLOFEN 170 65 46 100
DIGOXIN 167 167 47 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 163 106 48 69
OLANZAPINE 160 101 49 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159 143 50 24
RANITIDINE HCL 156 114 51 27
LEXAPRO 154 140 52 190
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149 135 53 87
PAROXETINE HCL 147 140 54 59
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 146 137 55 127
RISPERIDONE 144 91 56 77
LEVETIRACETAM 137 117 57 107
FINASTERIDE 132 131 58 80
CEPHALEXIN 131 103 59 89
ALLOPURINOL 131 89 59 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 128 109 61 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 124 62 16
PREDNISONE 123 106 63 40
KLOR-CON M10 119 100 64 144
LYRICA 107 50 65 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 88 66 36
DIOVAN 104 90 67 66
SPIRIVA 103 89 68 45
NYSTOP 101 94 69 188
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 76 70 14
NYSTATIN 93 69 71 135
NOVOLOG 89 71 72 156
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 87 72 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 59 74 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 80 74 133
TRAZODONE HCL 83 76 76 34
PLAVIX 80 76 77 112
LATANOPROST 80 76 77 152
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 78 65 79 222
METOLAZONE 78 56 79 218
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 77 48 R 81 178
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 76 81 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 43 83 116
CLOPIDOGREL 76 67 83 64
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 44 85 118
EXELON 74 74 85 251
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 74 51 85 203
CRESTOR 73 64 88 39
KLOR-CON 10 72 70 89 130
GENERLAC 71 41 90 217
ABILIFY 70 47 91 129
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67 35 92 165
VENLAFAXINE HCL 67 59 92 152
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 60 92 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 33 95 97
LAMOTRIGINE 63 40 96 119
LABETALOL HCL 61 59 97 187
LACTULOSE 61 41 97 132
AMOXICILLIN 60 49 99 177
OLANZAPINE ODT 59 54 100 314
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 46 101 31
CLONIDINE HCL 57 57 102 102
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56 50 103 162
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 0 S2 104 83
TOPIRAMATE 54 33 105 158
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 37 106 125
HUMALOG 52 41 107 183
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 18 R 108 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 50 109 23
HALOPERIDOL 50 47 109 224
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 Oct. 13, 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.