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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 167 out of 1370

$282K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 223 out of 1370

302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

11% of this provider’s 302 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 302 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 255 217 44 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182 147 36 S3 2 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 147* 16 3 10
LISINOPRIL 151 134 31 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 138 122 28 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 135 124 29 6 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 120 26 7 18
OMEPRAZOLE 126 105 26 8 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 107 21 9 12
GABAPENTIN 120 88 18 9 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 108 14 11 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 98 98 17 12 5
CLONAZEPAM 95 35 18 B 13 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 89 17 14 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 86 17 15 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82 77* 16 16 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 80 17 17 20
METFORMIN HCL 75 59 16 18 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 70* 17 18 27
TRAZODONE HCL 74 54 17 20 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 71 12 21 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 57 22 22 29
LOVASTATIN 69 69 15 23 26
ALPRAZOLAM 66 54 13 B 24 30
CYMBALTA 63 <11 <11 25 42
PREDNISONE 60 47 25 26 41
SERTRALINE HCL 57 <11 <11 27 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 54 49* 12 28 8
OXYCODONE HCL 53 29 12 S2 29 35
TRAMADOL HCL 53 48* 21 29 16
ALLOPURINOL 53 <11 <11 29 31
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 <11 <11 32 61
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 Sept. 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.