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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 159

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 159

315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

23% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,487 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 31%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $110 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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 753 658 1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 669 527 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 479 328 3 4
LISINOPRIL 451 389 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 448 331 S3 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 447 400 6 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 417 309 7 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350 263 8 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 332 250 9 66
LANTUS 283 180 10 35
METFORMIN HCL 274 121 11 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 245 157 12 23
GABAPENTIN 237 157 13 8
OMEPRAZOLE 234 139 14 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 227 196 15 27
OLANZAPINE 225 143 16 97
SERTRALINE HCL 220 124 17 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 177 18 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203 164 19 3
CYMBALTA 196 120 20 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194 142 21 19
FENTANYL 181 151 S2 22 56
LEVETIRACETAM 181 83 22 40
OXYCODONE HCL 173 81 S2 24 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 168 91 25 43
LIDODERM 166 148 26 82
RANITIDINE HCL 162 113 27 105
GLIPIZIDE 160 94 28 49
TRAZODONE HCL 160 99 28 61
KLOR-CON M20 152 140 30 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150 73 S2 31 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148 98 32 78
RISPERIDONE 142 70 33 58
LAMOTRIGINE 141 53 34 47
MIRTAZAPINE 141 103 34 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133 105 36 102
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 133 102 36 125
NYSTATIN 131 98 38 161
FAMOTIDINE 128 104 39 103
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124 112 40 110
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 123 106 41 87
FINASTERIDE 121 105 42 10
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 118 113 43 172
SPIRIVA 118 101 43 72
TRAMADOL HCL 117 65 45 18
ABILIFY 112 81 46 138
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 112 51 R 46 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 112 100 46 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 108 86 49 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106 99 50 46
LACTULOSE 103 38 51 118
FAZACLO 103 22 51 184
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103 101 51 36
HALOPERIDOL 103 69 51 184
NAMENDA 102 76 55 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 85 56 42
MORPHINE SULFATE 96 47 S2 57 152
BACLOFEN 96 14 57 80
VANCOMYCIN HCL 95 71 59 193
NOVOLOG 91 65 60 140
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86 47 61 109
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82 28 S2 62 65
CARVEDILOL 82 62 62 62
CEPHALEXIN 81 58 64 54
CLOPIDOGREL 80 73 65 106
METHADONE HCL 78 62 S2 66 163
FENOFIBRATE 73 31 67 165
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 46 68 130
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 38 69 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 64 70 173
CLOZAPINE 64 20 71 166
LYRICA 63 33 72 89
VALPROIC ACID 62 29 73 222
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 60 21 74 226
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 48 75 15
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 51 75 83
PAROXETINE HCL 55 50 77 161
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 53 77 181
ATENOLOL 54 54 79 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 48 80 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 44 80 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 34 82 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 38 82 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51 38 84 254
SEROQUEL 51 40 84 181
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 April 2, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.