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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,038Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 231

$603K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 231

978 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 11,565 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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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 1,172 975 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 770 740 2 7
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 668 637 10 3 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 646 585 4 20
LISINOPRIL 627 524 5 2
FENOFIBRATE 609 530 6 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 607 546 7 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 605 554 8 24
CARVEDILOL 492 397 9 19
DIGOXIN 444 348 10 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 433 419 11 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 420 355 12 18
FUROSEMIDE 402 340 13 12
CRESTOR 393 345 14 28
CLOPIDOGREL 299 282 15 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 211 16 17
CLONIDINE HCL 220 206 17 112
ATENOLOL 208 193 18 23
FELODIPINE ER 196 194 19 175
PLAVIX 195 185 20 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188 177 21 29
KLOR-CON 10 157 139 22 165
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144 118 23 11
ZETIA 131 127 24 103
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 126 119 25 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 124 98 26 14
LIPITOR 123 113 27 128
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 115 28 170
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 103 29 98
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 108 96 30 5
PRADAXA 95 95 31 117
VYTORIN 87 69 32 187
OMEPRAZOLE 83 76 33 4
DIOVAN 82 81 34 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 77 35 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 58 36 134
NITROSTAT 68 56 36 118
SOTALOL 64 45 38 140
LOVASTATIN 62 59 39 34
BUMETANIDE 54 48 40 297
BYSTOLIC 50 42 41 232
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 6, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.