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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,850Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1278

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1278

719 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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 719 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 719 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 15,809 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
OMEPRAZOLE 787 700 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 670 584 2 10
LISINOPRIL 562 516 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551 512 4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 499 435 S3 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 493 439 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 472 416 7 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410 379 8 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 381 344 9 23
FENTANYL 361 350 S2 10 97
RISPERIDONE 273 244 11 92
SERTRALINE HCL 247 218 12 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 240 210 13 17
MIRTAZAPINE 238 214 14 86
NAMENDA 238 238 14 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 198 16 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232 208 17 9
SPIRIVA 211 200 18 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 200 200 19 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194 184 20 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 194 192 20 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 177 22 48
METFORMIN HCL 187 171 23 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182 161 24 18
PREDNISONE 182 160 24 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 181 151 26 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 176 158 27 78
RANITIDINE HCL 169 128 28 20
DIGOXIN 167 167 29 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164 144 30 32
ALLOPURINOL 159 153 31 36
CLOPIDOGREL 149 139 32 45
TRAMADOL HCL 147 135 33 25
LANTUS 143 98 34 33
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 140 134 35 169
LACTULOSE 114 101 36 168
CARVEDILOL 112 93 37 39
AZITHROMYCIN 107 95 38 37
PAROXETINE HCL 107 94 38 56
PLAVIX 106 103 40 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105 105 41 141
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104 82 42 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 98 43 24
DETROL LA 101 101 44 286
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93 89 45 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 70 46 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 86 86 47 61
GABAPENTIN 86 71 47 12
CRESTOR 85 85 49 31
BENICAR 82 71 50 107
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 73 51 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 75 51 53
RIVASTIGMINE 80 80 51 292
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79 75 54 203
FINASTERIDE 75 69 55 82
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 60 56 43
NOVOLOG 72 43 57 118
DIOVAN 71 71 58 44
TRAZODONE HCL 71 46 58 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 62 60 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 52 60 121
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 52 62 172
NEXIUM 65 58 62 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 62 62 110
LIPITOR 64 62 65 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 59 66 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 62 67 126
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 62 43 67 322
AVODART 59 58 69 198
PEN NEEDLE 59 33 69 154
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58 50 71 205
METOLAZONE 58 47 71 237
LATANOPROST 58 58 71 329
WELCHOL 57 51 74 256
ATENOLOL 57 54 74 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 32 R 74 332
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 55 77 127
QUINAPRIL HCL 55 55 77 152
ZOSTAVAX 55 52 77 130
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 44 R 80 111
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 47 80 215
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 53 82 101
EXELON 51 51 83 209
CEFDINIR 50 48 84 181
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 Feb. 20, 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.