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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 44

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 44

2,153 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Colorado
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 2,153 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 2,153 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Colorado
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,349 1,288 284 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,275 1,097 247 S3 2 6
OXYCODONE HCL 954 687 201 S2 3 17
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 801 585 123 S2 4 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 780 582 124 S2 5 27
LORAZEPAM 682 589 174 B 6 15
FENTANYL 664 509 86 S2 7 38
LISINOPRIL 642 618 178 8 2
FUROSEMIDE 612 596 126 9 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521 444 117 10 5
SIMVASTATIN 488 460 141 11 8
OMEPRAZOLE 470 441 118 12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 466 461* 82 13 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 463 450 92 14 14
LYRICA 413 294 49 15 46
NAMENDA 389 376 74 16 22
OXYCONTIN 377 292 73 S2 17 63
CLONAZEPAM 375 247 59 B 18 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368 363* 88 19 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360 335 94 20 10
CYMBALTA 348 274 50 21 20
ALPRAZOLAM 333 253 58 B 22 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 327 298 64 A 23 26
GABAPENTIN 317 261 82 24 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 306 283 81 25 12
SERTRALINE HCL 284 258 55 26 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 257 252* 57 27 31
METHADONE HCL 246 223 29 S2 28 66
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246 241* 58 28 23
METFORMIN HCL 239 225 59 30 13
CLOPIDOGREL 216 203 42 31 34
MORPHINE SULFATE 212 151 59 S2 32 77
OLANZAPINE 195 173 34 A 33 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193 188* 51 34 29
TRAMADOL HCL 192 187* 66 35 18
MIRTAZAPINE 180 175* 47 36 30
ATENOLOL 180 175* 41 36 25
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 177 87 27 S2 38 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 144 41 39 19
CARVEDILOL 171 156 45 40 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155 150* 35 41 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 129 60 42 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147 147 43 43 16
DIOVAN 142 137* 26 44 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 124 40 44 24
PAROXETINE HCL 133 128* 25 46 45
ALLOPURINOL 127 127 28 47 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 110 33 47 57
KLOR-CON M10 119 114* 26 49 91
LOVASTATIN 117 106 38 50 33
KLOR-CON M20 116 111* 41 51 55
TRAZODONE HCL 113 99 35 52 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 101* 25 53 59
LANTUS 105 100* 23 54 32
PREDNISONE 105 100* 42 54 54
BYSTOLIC 103 98* 14 56 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 97* 17 57 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101 96* 38 58 56
VOLTAREN 100 85 21 59 72
RISPERIDONE 100 95* 22 A 59 37
FINASTERIDE 95 82 19 61 75
NEXIUM 91 75 17 62 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 83* 24 63 49
EXELON 88 88 28 63 124
SPIRIVA 87 82* 23 65 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 71 32 65 52
FAMOTIDINE* 86 75 19 67 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 70 41 68 39
CRESTOR 84 79* 25 68 87
LEVETIRACETAM 83 78* 17 70 64
DIAZEPAM 78 29 18 B 71 105
GLIPIZIDE 77 72* 18 72 47
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 77 64 21 S2 72 133
RANITIDINE HCL 73 52 21 74 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 68* 11 74 131
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 61 13 76 83
LIDODERM 69 55 19 77 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 53 13 77 105
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68 63* 13 S3 79 167
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 53 17 79 104
KLOR-CON 10 68 68 11 79 68
DIGOX 68 68 16 79 110
JANUVIA 68 63* 15 79 96
CELEBREX 67 62* 18 84 116
LATANOPROST 67 62* 17 84 90
LACTULOSE 65 <11 <11 86 44
VESICARE 60 60 13 87 111
PREMARIN 59 54* 20 R 88 145
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 22 16 S2 89 109
VERAPAMIL ER 57 57 11 89 185
VIMPAT 57 <11 <11 89 185
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 <11 <11 89 185
XARELTO 56 <11 <11 93 114
TAMIFLU 56 51* 54 93 188
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 51* 16 93 65
BACLOFEN 54 26 16 96 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 48* 14 97 86
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 47* 14 98 194
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 <11 <11 99 135
PHENOBARBITAL 50 <11 <11 R 99 142
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Aug. 9, 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.