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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,707Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1300

$815K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1300

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 464 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 10,395 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 723 650 1 9
LISINOPRIL 534 440 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 487 415 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 334 270 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 329 288 5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320 270 6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 276 214 7 4
LANTUS 252 205 8 43
GABAPENTIN 244 184 9 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213 202 10 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 179 11 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173 141 12 13
PAROXETINE HCL 170 151 13 59
METFORMIN HCL 167 133 14 7
KLOR-CON M20 152 125 15 60
MIRTAZAPINE 151 142 16 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147 104 17 24
NAMENDA 146 134 18 51
LIDODERM 137 111 19 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133 117 20 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129 97 21 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 124 87 22 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 124 110 22 19
CYMBALTA 123 90 24 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 108 25 20
TRAMADOL HCL 116 113 26 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 82 27 25
SERTRALINE HCL 107 81 28 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107 91 28 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 68 30 10
OLANZAPINE 100 75 31 86
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 81 S3 32 5
RISPERIDONE 94 71 33 77
BACLOFEN 89 57 34 100
ATENOLOL 88 84 35 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 60 35 69
LOVASTATIN 86 86 37 22
SPIRIVA 83 76 38 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83 66 38 101
NOVOLOG 80 61 40 156
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 79 65 41 203
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 65 42 55
FAMOTIDINE 76 55 43 73
GLIPIZIDE 75 75 44 33
CARVEDILOL 69 65 45 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 52 46 103
DIOVAN 65 64 47 66
HUMALOG 65 56 47 183
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 61 47 41
SEROQUEL 63 49 50 146
TRAVATAN Z 62 62 51 308
DIGOXIN 61 41 52 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 42 52 30
CEPHALEXIN 61 55 52 89
FINASTERIDE 61 61 52 80
OXYCODONE HCL 60 45 S2 56 35
KLOR-CON 10 58 48 57 130
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 44 57 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 55 57 87
KLOR-CON M10 57 57 60 144
PREDNISONE 56 51 61 40
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 53 45 62 222
NEXIUM 52 49 63 46
MELOXICAM 52 52 63 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 44 63 128
GENERLAC 52 25 63 217
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 44 67 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51 44 67 165
SODIUM CHLORIDE 50 49 69 355
NYSTOP 50 42 69 188
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 Sept. 14, 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.