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Prescriber Checkup

DAVID GORMAN M.D.

2651 SOUTH AVE W VILLAGE HEALTLH CARE CENTER

Missoula | Montana | 59804

(406) 728-7388

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,468Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 307

$806K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 307

311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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
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this specialty
in Montana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,318 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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 Montana
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 646 550 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 624 561 S3 2 4
LISINOPRIL 598 494 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 571 517 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 504 482 5 6
FENTANYL 371 328 S2 6 35
OXYCODONE HCL 340 272 S2 7 31
METFORMIN HCL 330 268 8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 291 259 9 14
OMEPRAZOLE 262 236 10 5
GABAPENTIN 256 179 11 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239 213 12 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 229 172 13 72
SERTRALINE HCL 196 175 14 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 195 183 15 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 177 16 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188 178 17 68
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 172 132 18 92
RISPERIDONE 171 169 19 62
WARFARIN SODIUM 168 159 20 11
ATENOLOL 160 156 21 17
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 157 123 22 131
CARVEDILOL 154 130 23 24
TRAZODONE HCL 150 145 24 33
PAROXETINE HCL 148 120 25 43
MIRTAZAPINE 146 122 26 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146 146 26 10
BACLOFEN 144 106 28 79
PREDNISONE 141 138 29 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 117 30 9
NAMENDA 124 123 31 41
CYMBALTA 122 121 32 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 96 33 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 103 33 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119 119 35 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115 102 36 7
SEROQUEL 112 109 37 130
KLOR-CON M20 109 108 38 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 108 100 39 67
CEFUROXIME 105 100 40 186
GEMFIBROZIL 98 83 41 69
NYSTOP 90 82 42 189
OLANZAPINE 90 68 42 70
FAMOTIDINE 90 85 42 66
TRAMADOL HCL 89 75 45 25
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 89 63 45 108
DIGOXIN 87 87 47 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 51 48 44
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 86 60 S2 48 56
ABILIFY 84 70 50 149
VESICARE 82 77 51 154
GENERLAC 81 62 52 191
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 77 53 74
OXYCONTIN 77 68 S2 54 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 46 55 19
LIDOCAINE HCL 71 62 56 194
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 56 56 40
IBUPROFEN 69 55 58 89
LOVAZA 69 56 58 197
LATANOPROST 69 60 58 170
VALPROIC ACID 68 44 61 160
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 59 61 32
CEFTRIAXONE 67 62 63 200
MORPHINE SULFATE 66 59 S2 64 168
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 64 64 16
MELOXICAM 65 54 66 29
DIOVAN 65 65 66 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 56 66 91
AZITHROMYCIN 64 61 69 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64 64 69 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 40 71 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 50 72 110
ALLOPURINOL 60 60 72 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 46 74 84
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 56 75 94
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 41 76 61
VOLTAREN 55 51 76 221
GLIPIZIDE 53 39 78 71
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 20 R 79 156
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. 12, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.