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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1278

$3.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1278

1,257 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Arizona
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,257 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,257 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 5,866 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$192 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Arizona
LISINOPRIL 789 375 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 586 294 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 424 180 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 419 245 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 417 232 5 4
PROAIR HFA 399 86 6 26
GABAPENTIN 373 91 7 12
TRUVADA 370 11 8 115
NORVIR 362 33 9 109
RANITIDINE HCL 348 119 10 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 332 46 11 24
EPZICOM 286 30 12 142
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280 96 S3 13 7
ISENTRESS 275 0 14 125
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259 146 15 9
ATENOLOL 222 110 16 11
INTELENCE 217 23 17 173
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211 60 18 14
FUROSEMIDE 210 99 19 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 95 20 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205 101 21 5
LOVASTATIN 203 124 22 13
PREZISTA 197 0 23 163
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191 86 24 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 190 30 25 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 173 100 26 18
FLUCONAZOLE 171 12 27 161
CARISOPRODOL 166 27 R 28 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 32 S2 29 29
ACYCLOVIR 161 37 30 128
IBUPROFEN 153 21 31 46
AZITHROMYCIN 150 23 32 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141 38 33 53
ATRIPLA 133 33 34 177
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132 47 35 16
LEXIVA 125 24 36 185
NAPROXEN 125 43 36 70
KALETRA 123 0 38 187
GEMFIBROZIL 122 43 39 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 118 36 40 123
CLOPIDOGREL 117 73 41 45
GLYBURIDE 116 71 R 42 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 24 43 49
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 105 12 44 282
HYDROXYZINE HCL 103 16 R 45 151
LANTUS 103 27 45 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 31 47 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 50 47 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96 11 R 49 111
INSULIN SYRINGE 92 43 50 50
PLAVIX 92 67 50 64
TRAZODONE HCL 88 17 52 38
ALLOPURINOL 84 40 53 36
TRAMADOL HCL 84 32 53 25
FENOFIBRATE 81 0 55 47
DRONABINOL 74 0 56 299
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 36 57 80
GLIPIZIDE 72 27 58 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72 42 58 58
SELZENTRY 70 12 60 262
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 15 R 61 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64 31 62 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64 34 62 32
ANDROGEL 63 0 S3 64 206
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 17 65 157
CRESTOR 62 21 65 31
SUSTIVA 62 0 65 227
VIREAD 61 17 68 195
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 27 69 34
PAROXETINE HCL 58 16 69 56
DIOVAN 57 34 71 44
LAMIVUDINE 57 0 71 279
NASONEX 57 0 71 222
KLOR-CON 10 57 31 71 91
ACTOS 56 40 75 72
SERTRALINE HCL 55 18 76 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 18 R 76 55
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 53 20 78 179
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 35 79 19
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 0 79 93
REYATAZ 51 0 81 170
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 21 81 41
MELOXICAM 50 29 83 57
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 May 25, 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.