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Prescriber Checkup

CRAIG NAGLE MD

2525 E CAMELBACK RD #1100 APOGEE MEDICAL GROUP INC

Phoenix | Arizona | 85016

(602) 778-3600

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,059Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 910

$531K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 155 out of 910

325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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
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this specialty
in Arizona
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 325 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 325 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 9,488 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% 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 $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 561 547 1 1
LISINOPRIL 363 349 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328 310 3 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 308 288 4 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282 268 5 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 279 269 6 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 266 226 7 11
MIRTAZAPINE 235 229 8 68
SERTRALINE HCL 222 220 9 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 217 187 10 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199 199 11 21
FUROSEMIDE 195 193 12 9
SIMVASTATIN 179 179 13 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 173 155 14 104
OMEPRAZOLE 173 148 14 5
GABAPENTIN 166 165 16 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160 148 17 81
NAMENDA 154 153 18 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144 137 19 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 123 20 29
LANTUS 131 120 21 30
CLOPIDOGREL 124 122 22 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 123 123 23 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 122 119 24 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 120 120 25 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114 114 26 73
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106 106 27 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 103 100 28 118
TRAMADOL HCL 102 101 29 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 91 30 27
SEROQUEL 85 85 31 135
NOVOLIN R 84 83 32 141
METFORMIN HCL 76 74 33 6
CYMBALTA 75 62 34 58
GLIPIZIDE 75 75 34 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 67 S3 36 8
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 63 37 111
RISPERIDONE 70 70 38 67
CARVEDILOL 68 68 39 36
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66 64 40 102
BACLOFEN 65 33 41 100
FAMOTIDINE 63 63 42 101
KLOR-CON M20 63 58 42 95
KLOR-CON M10 62 62 44 169
SPIRIVA 61 61 45 74
ATENOLOL 59 47 46 10
PLAVIX 58 58 47 53
FINASTERIDE 58 58 47 59
OLANZAPINE 57 57 49 145
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 57 49 163
TRAZODONE HCL 55 55 51 37
NOVOLOG 54 47 52 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 54 52 113
LEVETIRACETAM 54 37 52 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 53 55 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 23 R 56 129
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 Sept. 4, 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.