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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,698Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 12

$483K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 12

363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

17% of this provider’s 363 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 363 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 6,447 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 567 502 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 365 276 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 352 266 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 266 172 4 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 208 5 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209 199 6 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199 190 7 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192 113 S3 8 7
FUROSEMIDE 187 163 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 183 159 10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183 164 10 11
GABAPENTIN 143 86 12 11
OXYCODONE HCL 142 80 S2 13 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 97 14 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112 101 15 23
RANITIDINE HCL 111 64 16 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 107 89 17 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107 89 17 15
IBUPROFEN 105 76 19 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 65 20 17
ENDOCET 102 44 S2 21 63
TRAMADOL HCL 99 69 22 20
ATENOLOL 99 74 22 10
PROAIR HFA 93 74 24 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 91 25 22
ACTOS 91 80 26 67
SPIRIVA 88 75 27 48
DIGOXIN 84 79 28 71
CLONIDINE HCL 79 58 29 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 78 71 30 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 78 53 30 24
LOVASTATIN 75 67 32 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 51 R 32 75
NAPROXEN 72 49 34 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 48 35 41
SERTRALINE HCL 70 70 35 51
GLYBURIDE 69 68 R 37 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 47 38 37
CRESTOR 61 51 39 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 43 40 88
CLOPIDOGREL 54 40 41 44
CARVEDILOL 52 22 42 29
DIOVAN 50 42 43 30
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. 26, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.