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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,955Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1300

$803K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1300

811 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 811 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 10,851 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 961 722 1 1
LISINOPRIL 639 409 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 612 385 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 517 430 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 470 292 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382 270 6 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 368 274 7 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 361 299 8 57
METFORMIN HCL 355 171 9 7
TRAMADOL HCL 291 215 10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281 213 11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250 211 12 18
TRAZODONE HCL 247 145 13 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 242 224 14 32
NAMENDA 235 221 15 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229 178 S3 16 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 227 167 17 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 132 18 10
GABAPENTIN 197 119 19 15
RANITIDINE HCL 184 95 20 27
SERTRALINE HCL 183 127 21 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183 156 21 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 93 23 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 156 116 24 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 155 111 25 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 121 26 24
MIRTAZAPINE 138 127 27 50
CARVEDILOL 134 125 28 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 80 29 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 56 30 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 92 31 30
ATENOLOL 117 79 32 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 97 33 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103 50 34 69
PROPRANOLOL HCL 103 62 34 116
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 77 36 84
PAROXETINE HCL 98 82 37 59
DIGOXIN 92 80 38 48
RISPERIDONE 91 39 39 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91 73 39 101
OLANZAPINE 88 56 41 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85 72 42 65
ABILIFY 84 28 43 129
LOVASTATIN 80 58 44 22
FAMOTIDINE 80 44 44 73
SPIRIVA 80 64 44 45
SEROQUEL 78 54 47 146
GLIPIZIDE 75 26 48 33
JANUVIA 75 54 48 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 31 S2 50 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 38 50 31
KLOR-CON 10 68 68 52 130
VESICARE 68 39 52 207
OXYCODONE HCL 68 24 S2 52 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 57 55 128
ALLOPURINOL 67 42 55 29
DIOVAN 66 54 57 66
KLOR-CON M10 63 51 58 144
CLOPIDOGREL 63 47 58 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 63 58 16
CYMBALTA 62 33 61 44
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 59 62 71
KLOR-CON M20 58 54 63 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58 45 63 111
ESTRADIOL 58 48 R 63 85
VENTOLIN HFA 57 34 66 109
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 14 66 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 50 68 87
LOVAZA 55 0 69 159
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 15 70 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 29 70 97
IBUPROFEN 52 0 72 72
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52 45 72 267
PROAIR HFA 52 28 72 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52 26 72 152
LEVETIRACETAM 50 0 76 107
FINASTERIDE 50 31 76 80
NEXIUM 50 20 76 46
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. 6, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.