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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,429Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 12

$287K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 12

354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

12% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 3,521 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
LISINOPRIL 300 219 1 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223 162 2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211 110 S3 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 208 129 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 186 164 5 3
ATENOLOL 146 94 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 128 66 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115 89 8 4
FUROSEMIDE 103 72 9 9
RANITIDINE HCL 95 40 10 33
OMEPRAZOLE 93 44 11 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90 60 12 11
PROAIR HFA 86 55 13 27
TRAMADOL HCL 83 32 14 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 36 15 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 73 59 16 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 33 16 56
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 35 18 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 14 19 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 63 20 40
LOVASTATIN 70 45 20 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 16 S2 22 82
GABAPENTIN 62 26 23 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 44 24 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58 38 25 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 39 25 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 34 25 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55 48 28 22
LANTUS 52 47 29 61
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.