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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,528Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1278

$730K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1278

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 8,985 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 585 468 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 489 353 2 3
LOVASTATIN 440 297 3 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 435 313 S3 4 7
METFORMIN HCL 386 277 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 370 225 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348 239 7 2
RANITIDINE HCL 312 167 8 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298 181 S2 9 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275 226 10 8
GABAPENTIN 248 172 11 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204 168 12 5
GLYBURIDE 180 122 R 13 40
FUROSEMIDE 155 122 14 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151 137 15 9
PREDNISONE 141 101 16 52
TRAZODONE HCL 140 79 17 38
ESTRADIOL 140 63 R 17 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 133 103 19 22
PROAIR HFA 130 67 20 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 126 80 21 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126 81 21 21
ATENOLOL 118 112 23 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 118 75 23 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 86 25 19
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 111 56 25 212
CLOPIDOGREL 110 96 27 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 59 28 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 99 87 29 48
CARVEDILOL 95 94 30 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 73 31 34
AZITHROMYCIN 93 63 32 37
CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 88 57 R 33 289
ACTOS 87 55 34 72
METHADONE HCL 85 0 S2 35 112
MUPIROCIN 84 52 36 197
FENOFIBRATE 83 21 37 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 38 38 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 72 39 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 36 40 24
NAMENDA 77 77 41 77
CALCITONIN-SALMON 75 64 42 234
IBUPROFEN 75 24 42 46
LANTUS 71 26 44 33
TRAMADOL HCL 71 35 44 25
SERTRALINE HCL 70 32 46 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 11 R 47 62
ATROVENT HFA 68 45 47 201
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 42 R 49 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67 38 49 180
CAPTOPRIL 63 63 51 144
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 52 52 53
FINASTERIDE 61 58 53 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 34 54 105
CHOLESTYRAMINE 60 38 54 276
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 28 56 41
KLOR-CON M20 58 39 56 117
VYTORIN 57 16 58 85
PLAVIX 57 47 58 64
CYMBALTA 56 21 60 67
OXYCODONE HCL 56 24 S2 60 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 42 60 18
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 27 60 43
JANUVIA 55 31 64 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 43 64 141
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 40 64 215
METHOCARBAMOL 53 40 R 67 120
DIOVAN 52 52 68 44
DILTIAZEM ER 51 36 69 103
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 43 70 110
ALLOPURINOL 50 25 70 36
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 33 70 50
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.