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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 1278

$327K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 313 out of 1278

418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

23% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 8,028 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
LISINOPRIL 670 520 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531 462 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 529 416 3 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 402 191 S2 4 29
SIMVASTATIN 368 271 5 3
RANITIDINE HCL 346 242 6 20
GLYBURIDE 346 276 R 6 40
METFORMIN HCL 331 237 8 4
IBUPROFEN 262 129 9 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247 183 10 14
FUROSEMIDE 224 170 11 10
OMEPRAZOLE 218 140 12 6
ATENOLOL 213 165 13 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211 86 S3 14 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191 156 15 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 144 16 8
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 172 127 17 74
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 165 121 18 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 136 19 30
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 150 103 20 69
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 146 16 S2 21 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141 121 22 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 130 110 23 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 51 R 24 62
NAPROXEN 119 73 24 70
OXYCODONE HCL 110 22 S2 26 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 100 27 19
CEPHALEXIN 103 87 28 73
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 93 29 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 64 R 30 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 85 31 18
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93 70 32 110
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 92 62 33 102
DIOVAN 88 87 34 44
FAMOTIDINE 81 73 35 114
GABAPENTIN 80 63 36 12
LANTUS 80 46 36 33
GLIPIZIDE 78 50 38 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 42 39 24
SULINDAC 77 24 39 211
AZITHROMYCIN 75 54 41 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 48 42 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 70 43 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 48 43 34
ACTOS 68 67 45 72
CARISOPRODOL 67 0 R 46 51
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 66 41 R 47 158
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 0 S2 48 76
CARVEDILOL 58 37 49 39
CLONIDINE HCL 58 39 49 60
CLOPIDOGREL 55 45 51 45
PROAIR HFA 54 26 52 26
ALLOPURINOL 53 50 53 36
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 15 53 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52 49 55 15
LIDODERM 52 13 55 165
ENDOCET 50 13 S2 57 122
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. 15, 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.