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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,694Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1278

$655K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 1278

908 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

6% of this provider’s 908 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 908 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,071 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 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 614 428 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 401 322 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 386 265 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385 295 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 360 202 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 355 234 6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269 166 S3 7 7
LOVASTATIN 257 177 8 13
GABAPENTIN 254 140 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 182 10 9
FUROSEMIDE 242 152 11 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 179 12 8
PROAIR HFA 226 101 13 26
ATENOLOL 211 156 14 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190 117 15 14
RANITIDINE HCL 184 110 16 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160 73 17 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149 112 18 19
TRAMADOL HCL 144 106 19 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142 114 20 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 140 113 21 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138 86 22 21
LANTUS 114 75 23 33
BACLOFEN 110 43 24 113
CLOPIDOGREL 108 73 25 45
IBUPROFEN 108 60 25 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 81 27 18
MELOXICAM 107 92 27 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 54 29 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 54 30 22
TRAZODONE HCL 101 46 31 38
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 99 71 32 69
NEXIUM 98 55 33 106
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 69 R 34 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 44 35 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 56 36 61
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 34 S2 37 29
CARVEDILOL 86 61 38 39
PLAVIX 86 72 38 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82 56 S2 40 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 56 41 30
GLIPIZIDE 76 54 42 35
SPIRIVA 73 58 43 65
DIOVAN 72 66 44 44
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 32 44 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 35 R 46 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 41 46 105
SERTRALINE HCL 67 44 48 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 57 49 48
CLONIDINE HCL 62 47 50 60
PEN NEEDLE 62 25 50 154
COMBIVENT 61 47 52 215
METFORMIN HCL ER 61 49 52 66
AZITHROMYCIN 59 32 54 37
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 31 55 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 34 56 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 39 57 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 39 58 75
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 Oct. 14, 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.