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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 42

$350K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 42

417 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

18% of this provider’s 417 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 23%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 417 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,467 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $29 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 362 336 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 221 175 2 7
LISINOPRIL 207 167 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 181 169 4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162 139 S3 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 161 147 6 4
NAMENDA 141 137 7 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 119 8 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123 118 8 12
SIMVASTATIN 121 99 10 5
OMEPRAZOLE 118 79 11 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 92 12 13
GABAPENTIN 102 78 13 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93 70 14 14
TRAZODONE HCL 92 66 15 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 69 16 48
RISPERIDONE 85 58 16 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 79 18 17
KLOR-CON M20 81 77 19 51
MIRTAZAPINE 80 80 20 50
TRAMADOL HCL 74 64 21 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 66 22 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 59 23 18
ATENOLOL 62 51 23 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 59 25 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 39 26 19
KLOR-CON 10 56 56 27 108
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 47 28 110
VENLAFAXINE HCL 55 55 28 72
CARVEDILOL 54 38 30 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 29 31 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 52 32 26
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.