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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,887Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 42

$70.3K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 42

446 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

33% of this provider’s 446 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 23%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 446 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 23,374 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 12%.

Prescription Price

$3 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $29 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,146 1,058 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,059 945 2 6
LISINOPRIL 958 815 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 894 790 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 734 671 5 1
TAMSULOSIN HCL 665 509 6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 591 581 7 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 587 456 8 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 560 531 9 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 536 466 10 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 518 461 11 7
NAMENDA 517 517 12 16
OXYCONTIN 464 329 S2 13 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 460 446 14 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 432 414 15 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 424 372 S3 16 3
METFORMIN HCL 402 343 17 11
CYMBALTA 399 360 18 25
CARVEDILOL 385 365 19 24
GABAPENTIN 377 296 20 15
FELODIPINE ER 373 363 21 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 356 299 22 18
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 309 292 10 23 30
GLIPIZIDE 298 289 24 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 246 25 21
TRAZODONE HCL 286 252 26 27
OXYCODONE HCL 284 193 S2 27 35
SERTRALINE HCL 277 261 28 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 277 271 28 26
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 246 128 30 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 239 193 31 31
LYRICA 237 221 32 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 226 182 33 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 223 186 34 29
RANITIDINE HCL 217 182 35 34
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 214 171 36 46
CLOPIDOGREL 203 165 37 38
ALLOPURINOL 196 187 38 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 190 136 39 32
LANTUS 189 184 40 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 165 165 41 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 160 42 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL 161 159 43 54
DIGOXIN 150 144 44 58
CELEBREX 148 83 45 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 147 125 46 60
PAROXETINE HCL 146 142 47 61
LEVETIRACETAM 142 121 48 44
FENOFIBRATE 141 98 49 62
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 135 132 50 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 128 127 51 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 127 113 52 49
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 125 108 S2 53 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 120 102 54 48
LOVASTATIN 117 86 55 47
ATENOLOL 116 116 56 37
PRADAXA 116 116 56 68
JANUVIA 115 115 58 70
METOLAZONE 114 102 59 71
PLAVIX 113 94 60 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 112 111 61 72
LIDODERM 105 78 62 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 105 69 62 75
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 102 102 64 77
CRESTOR 101 93 65 78
GLYBURIDE 99 56 R 66 57
OLANZAPINE 98 87 67 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 75 68 80
TRAMADOL HCL 94 81 69 39
GEMFIBROZIL 90 90 70 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90 90 70 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85 72 72 36
SPIRIVA 82 46 73 83
VENTOLIN HFA 80 59 74 84
MORPHINE SULFATE 78 63 S2 75 85
SEROQUEL 76 75 76 86
BUPROPION HCL SR 74 70 77 87
RISPERIDONE 73 53 78 55
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 18 R 78 88
NEFAZODONE HCL 72 72 10 80 89
ACTOS 71 71 81 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 59 82 91
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 68 44 83 92
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 63 84 95
PREMARIN 66 64 R 84 95
LABETALOL HCL 66 64 84 95
GLIPIZIDE XL 64 61 87 100
CALCITRIOL 64 51 87 100
AVODART 63 63 89 102
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 39 90 103
CEPHALEXIN 60 59 91 67
RIVASTIGMINE 60 60 91 106
NYSTATIN 58 54 93 107
VERAPAMIL ER 56 56 94 108
MIRTAZAPINE 55 41 95 50
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 24 S2 95 110
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 55 95 68
BUPROPION HCL 55 51 95 110
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 50 99 114
ZETIA 53 53 100 116
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 34 S2 100 8
DILTIAZEM ER 51 44 102 120
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 50 103 122
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 39 103 122
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 Nov. 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.