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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,302Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1300

$16K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1289 out of 1300

410 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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 410 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 410 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 23,090 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

$1 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

64 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 1,655 1,418 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,484 1,302 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,340 1,246 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,205 1,088 4 8
RANITIDINE HCL 896 720 5 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 787 664 6 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 744 618 7 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 674 666 8 11
OMEPRAZOLE 626 607 9 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 617 614 10 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 611 546 11 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 568 515 S3 12 5
METFORMIN HCL 501 333 13 7
SERTRALINE HCL 483 398 14 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 470 412 15 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 443 443 16 24
TRAZODONE HCL 435 323 17 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404 381 18 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 384 377 19 20
TRAMADOL HCL 367 362 20 17
GABAPENTIN 359 245 21 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 332 287 22 9
GLIPIZIDE 313 198 23 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 303 303 24 25
MIRTAZAPINE 295 295 25 50
CLOPIDOGREL 284 284 26 64
GLIPIZIDE ER 281 273 27 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 274 263 28 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249 196 29 10
ATENOLOL 235 131 30 12
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 222 222 10 31 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 192 188 32 69
PRADAXA 189 186 33 113
NAMENDA 187 183 34 51
DIGOXIN 171 161 35 48
AGGRENOX 169 167 36 181
PLAVIX 167 167 37 112
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 161 159 38 150
FELODIPINE ER 154 154 39 115
PREDNISONE 149 133 40 40
LANTUS 130 104 41 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 125 125 42 139
CARVEDILOL 122 122 43 38
LYRICA 120 66 44 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118 77 45 57
FINASTERIDE 115 115 46 80
GEMFIBROZIL 113 59 47 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 85 48 41
VENTOLIN HFA 110 86 48 109
JANUVIA 109 57 50 92
BUPROPION HCL SR 108 108 51 172
ALLOPURINOL 107 107 52 29
CEPHALEXIN 102 99 53 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 85 54 62
PAROXETINE HCL 94 88 55 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 76 56 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 91 57 84
ZETIA 89 39 58 105
COMBIVENT 88 86 59 138
DILTIAZEM ER 86 86 60 154
LOVASTATIN 85 74 61 22
ACTOS 85 51 61 121
SPIRIVA 77 71 63 45
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 75 64 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75 70 64 101
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 70 66 103
METHOTREXATE 72 19 67 185
RISPERIDONE 72 53 67 77
SENSIPAR 72 72 67 296
NYSTATIN 69 66 70 135
NOVOLIN 70-30 67 67 71 155
KLOR-CON 10 67 22 71 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 61 71 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 62 S2 74 28
BUPROPION XL 65 30 75 145
OLANZAPINE 65 55 75 86
GLIPIZIDE XL 64 14 77 142
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 60 78 143
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 0 79 133
PREMARIN 59 57 R 80 131
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 47 81 14
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 57 82 116
NIASPAN 56 51 83 108
CALCITRIOL 56 16 83 218
GLYBURIDE 56 0 R 83 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 51 86 65
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 55 55 86 326
LEVEMIR 54 54 88 265
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 54 88 52
CYMBALTA 54 46 88 44
DETROL LA 51 51 91 189
MORPHINE SULFATE 51 49 S2 91 157
VESICARE 51 51 91 207
NEXIUM 51 39 91 46
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 51 51 91 348
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.