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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 12

$270K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 12

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

9% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,717 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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
FUROSEMIDE 287 281 1 9
OMEPRAZOLE 230 206 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 226 218 3 2
LISINOPRIL 204 192 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203 199 5 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 195 195 6 19
SIMVASTATIN 186 164 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 122 8 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 116 111 9 24
NAMENDA 112 112 10 39
GABAPENTIN 110 86 11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 98 91 12 14
ATENOLOL 94 76 13 10
KLOR-CON M20 90 90 14 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 85 15 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 79 16 35
TRAZODONE HCL 83 80 17 48
MIRTAZAPINE 81 81 18 74
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 66 S3 19 7
TRAMADOL HCL 71 65 20 20
METFORMIN HCL 68 68 21 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 54 21 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 64 23 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66 66 24 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55 55 25 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 46 26 90
FINASTERIDE 53 53 27 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52 52 28 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 49 29 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 50 30 95
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 Jan. 31, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.