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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,842Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1278

$751K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1278

659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

12% of this provider’s 659 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 659 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 8,775 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% 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

21 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
SIMVASTATIN 676 391 1 3
METFORMIN HCL 652 373 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 590 389 3 2
LISINOPRIL 528 358 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 452 310 5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437 319 6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 426 242 S3 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 372 244 8 6
PROAIR HFA 236 111 9 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 172 10 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 164 11 15
GLYBURIDE 217 137 R 12 40
FUROSEMIDE 183 122 13 10
IBUPROFEN 180 79 14 46
GABAPENTIN 170 103 15 12
ATENOLOL 165 99 16 11
RANITIDINE HCL 160 78 17 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151 104 18 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 150 82 19 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 140 86 20 74
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 100 S2 21 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 126 75 22 17
LANTUS 124 90 23 33
ESTRADIOL 114 53 R 24 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 102 25 19
TRAMADOL HCL 111 74 26 25
LOVASTATIN 109 83 27 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 105 105 28 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 84 29 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 70 29 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 70 31 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 66 32 61
INSULIN SYRINGE 93 50 32 50
SULINDAC 91 53 34 211
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 50 34 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 49 R 36 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 70 37 8
ALLOPURINOL 86 72 37 36
CARVEDILOL 85 52 39 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 42 R 40 62
JANUVIA 81 39 41 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 39 42 41
CRESTOR 79 54 43 31
METHOCARBAMOL 76 27 R 44 120
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 23 45 14
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 49 46 90
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 27 S2 46 42
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 40 48 102
AZITHROMYCIN 69 50 49 37
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68 60 50 244
SPIRIVA 66 57 51 65
ACTOS 65 16 52 72
GLIPIZIDE 65 62 52 35
CLOPIDOGREL 64 48 54 45
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 60 27 55 179
TERBINAFINE HCL 60 38 55 235
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 32 57 49
NAMENDA 58 58 58 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 44 58 78
NAPROXEN 57 46 60 70
LIPITOR 57 50 60 95
SERTRALINE HCL 56 40 62 28
MECLIZINE HCL 56 35 62 196
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 16 R 62 111
OXYCODONE HCL 55 19 S2 65 27
CARISOPRODOL 54 29 R 66 51
ONGLYZA 54 42 66 224
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 68 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 48 69 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51 45 69 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50 22 71 21
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 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.