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Prescriber Checkup

AZMY GHALY MEDICAL DOCTOR

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 232

$968K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 232

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,869 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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 California
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 855 790 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 774 652 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 732 667 3 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 683 580 4 8
GABAPENTIN 500 377 5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 495 433 6 10
LISINOPRIL 469 416 7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 431 372 8 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 408 395 9 13
FUROSEMIDE 352 343 10 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 319 276 11 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 317 266 S3 12 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 298 265 13 26
FAMOTIDINE 289 234 14 30
NAMENDA 275 250 15 18
GLIPIZIDE 267 221 16 29
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 266 214 17 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265 234 18 14
NOVOLOG 254 237 19 91
CARVEDILOL 247 201 20 21
METFORMIN HCL 237 202 21 9
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 225 193 22 94
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 217 172 23 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 195 24 20
GEMFIBROZIL 211 164 24 104
MIRTAZAPINE 206 180 26 28
ATENOLOL 205 153 27 11
LEVEMIR 204 173 28 171
LEVETIRACETAM 201 150 29 72
TRAMADOL HCL 198 162 30 33
RISPERIDONE 193 159 31 42
CLONIDINE HCL 185 149 32 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 183 162 33 62
HUMALOG 173 137 34 119
CLOPIDOGREL 159 139 35 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 149 36 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 140 37 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 151 150 38 31
LANTUS 145 126 39 36
HEPARIN SODIUM 140 112 40 231
FINASTERIDE 139 128 41 76
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 132 132 42 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 122 43 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127 120 44 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 100 45 16
PLAVIX 123 106 46 50
NOVOLIN R 120 105 47 74
BACLOFEN 115 81 48 83
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 114 82 49 113
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 110 94 S3 50 81
TRAZODONE HCL 109 93 51 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 108 96 52 47
PAROXETINE HCL 107 106 53 69
MELOXICAM 105 99 54 55
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102 80 55 73
PREDNISONE 99 99 56 49
DILTIAZEM HCL 97 97 57 239
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97 90 57 41
SODIUM CHLORIDE 96 85 59 205
MEGESTROL ACETATE 96 88 R 59 102
DIGOXIN 89 81 61 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 79 61 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82 70 63 133
LIPITOR 81 58 64 89
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81 81 64 32
HUMULIN R 79 69 66 152
CYMBALTA 79 79 66 57
VALPROIC ACID 76 44 68 184
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 42 69 122
PROTONIX 73 68 10 70 347
DIOVAN 72 50 71 27
LAMOTRIGINE 71 46 72 202
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 70 73 52
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 69 64 74 354
IBUPROFEN 69 52 74 65
JANUVIA 66 36 76 60
OLANZAPINE 66 65 76 86
NEXIUM 65 58 78 45
KLOR-CON 8 63 63 79 159
CARBAMAZEPINE 63 25 79 192
LOVASTATIN 62 62 81 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 56 82 68
SUCRALFATE 61 57 82 178
SANTYL 59 50 84 224
AVODART 58 55 85 157
RAMIPRIL 58 58 85 124
ALLOPURINOL 57 45 87 39
LACTULOSE 56 41 88 90
LUMIGAN 55 44 89 388
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 54 54 90 271
SERTRALINE HCL 53 50 91 35
SPIRIVA 53 53 91 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 46 93 153
TIMOLOL MALEATE 51 51 93 210
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 41 93 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 34 93 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 44 97 128
GLYBURIDE 50 50 R 97 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 46 97 64
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 8, 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.