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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,355Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1300

$825K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1300

591 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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

12% of this provider’s 591 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 591 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,246 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 971 903 1 1
LISINOPRIL 597 576 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 585 544 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 469 452 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 425 415 5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 396 361 6 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321 313 7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300 285 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 292 281 9 7
TRAMADOL HCL 224 214 10 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211 176 11 13
LOVASTATIN 204 204 12 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186 172 S3 13 5
GABAPENTIN 184 166 14 15
ATENOLOL 174 164 15 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 142 16 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 168 168 17 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156 156 18 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 153 19 19
SYNTHROID 148 145 20 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145 145 21 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 142 142 22 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 131 S2 23 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 135 24 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 122 122 25 54
ALLOPURINOL 108 92 26 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 98 27 23
AZITHROMYCIN 106 98 28 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98 80 29 122
CELEBREX 96 73 30 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 94 78 31 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 87 32 36
CYMBALTA 87 67 33 44
CARVEDILOL 84 74 34 38
PREDNISONE 83 77 35 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 81 36 55
KLOR-CON M20 82 82 36 60
MIRTAZAPINE 79 79 38 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 55 R 39 63
NAMENDA 78 78 39 51
RANITIDINE HCL 77 67 41 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 63 42 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 61 43 10
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 68 43 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 69 45 41
NEXIUM 70 54 46 46
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 69 64 47 257
DIOVAN 67 67 48 66
SERTRALINE HCL 65 53 49 26
CLOPIDOGREL 65 60 49 64
DIGOXIN 64 64 51 48
ACTOS 64 64 51 121
PREMARIN 63 55 R 53 131
CEPHALEXIN 62 54 54 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 59 55 84
ESTRADIOL 60 60 R 55 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 60 55 62
OXYCODONE HCL 60 51 S2 55 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 49 55 128
VERAPAMIL ER 59 59 60 134
SPIRIVA 59 59 60 45
OXYCONTIN 58 32 S2 62 70
ONDANSETRON HCL 58 58 62 232
PAROXETINE HCL 57 47 64 59
MELOXICAM 55 55 65 47
LIPITOR 54 47 66 126
DILTIAZEM ER 53 45 67 154
ACTONEL 53 53 67 210
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 43 67 87
DIOVAN HCT 50 46 70 202
BENICAR 50 50 70 186
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 Jan. 23, 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.