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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 1370

$281K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 227 out of 1370

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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

12% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
SIMVASTATIN 651 595 160 1 3
LISINOPRIL 426 399 101 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 328 300 68 3 1
ATENOLOL 320 283 79 4 15
OMEPRAZOLE 287 263 86 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 256 214 63 6 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 254 193 49 S3 7 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188 126 47 S2 8 33
GLIPIZIDE 186 160 44 9 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 127 49 10 21
LORAZEPAM 164 159* 38 B 11 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 159 154* 45 12 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156 156 41 13 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154 149* 39 14 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 125 34 15 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 107 40 16 8
FUROSEMIDE 124 119* 40 17 9
RANITIDINE HCL 123 90 34 18 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 103 24 19 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 102 54 20 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 113 26 21 20
TRAMADOL HCL 105 100* 39 22 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 105 29 22 12
PROAIR HFA 104 91 50 24 43
HUMULIN N 103 91 29 25 96
K-TAB ER 91 86* 29 26 73
TERAZOSIN HCL 87 82* 21 27 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 77* 25 28 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 79 79 16 29 60
PREDNISONE 71 66* 40 30 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 70 56 19 31 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 61* 21 32 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65 53 14 33 18
ZOSTAVAX 64 59* 64 34 201
LOVASTATIN 62 57* 18 35 26
ALLOPURINOL 59 59 17 36 31
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 May 16, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.