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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 44

$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 44

291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

88% of this provider’s 291 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 40%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 291 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$174 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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
OXYCODONE HCL 566 124 119 S2 1 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 442 115 92 S2 2 2
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 273 84 58 S2 3 7
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 266 45 57 S2 4 9
FENTANYL 187 33 41 S2 5 6
OPANA ER 177 44 44 S2 6 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176 79 40 S3 7 3
OXYCONTIN 158 34 31 S2 8 5
CYMBALTA 132 27 26 9 11
GABAPENTIN 129 15 31 10 4
VOLTAREN 126 33 42 11 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 109 30 26 12 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 <11 21 R 13 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 45 25 S2 14 12
ROPINIROLE HCL 87 55 18 15 38
EXALGO 77 18 26 S2 16 42
LIDODERM 68 15 22 17 23
ALPRAZOLAM 67 13 16 B 18 24
SAVELLA 62 15 14 19 47
MORPHINE SULFATE 61 19 20 S2 20 18
CARISOPRODOL 54 15 12 R 21 32
CLONAZEPAM 54 <11 <11 B 21 14
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 <11 15 R 23 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 <11 <11 24 15
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. 6, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.