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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,516Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1278

$680K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 1278

589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

6% of this provider’s 589 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 589 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 11,330 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 938 733 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 631 468 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 612 498 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 580 425 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 562 405 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 537 368 6 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 457 356 7 18
FENOFIBRATE 454 261 8 47
FUROSEMIDE 428 329 9 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 392 230 S3 10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 343 256 11 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281 265 12 9
ATENOLOL 273 210 13 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226 172 14 14
LOVASTATIN 208 142 15 13
GLYBURIDE 197 133 R 16 40
GABAPENTIN 194 114 17 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186 133 18 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 170 19 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180 144 20 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178 138 21 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 169 125 22 41
DIOVAN 169 128 22 44
RANITIDINE HCL 156 127 24 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 155 144 25 17
LANTUS 145 95 26 33
IBUPROFEN 130 67 27 46
ALLOPURINOL 117 87 28 36
CLOPIDOGREL 107 93 29 45
PLAVIX 107 98 29 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 80 31 53
INSULIN SYRINGE 99 56 32 50
CLONIDINE HCL 98 81 33 60
NAPROXEN 97 72 34 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95 78 35 15
GLIPIZIDE 89 71 36 35
AMOXICILLIN 87 60 37 124
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 77 37 30
PREDNISONE 86 80 39 52
CEPHALEXIN 85 69 40 73
VESICARE 77 51 41 174
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75 60 42 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 65 43 108
DIGOXIN 70 67 44 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 60 44 23
PROAIR HFA 70 38 44 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 69 57 47 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 62 47 78
JANUVIA 69 57 47 68
TRAZODONE HCL 69 33 47 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 44 R 51 62
GEMFIBROZIL 65 29 52 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 60 53 96
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 29 S2 53 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 45 53 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 61 50 56 48
PREMARIN 60 60 R 57 119
TRAMADOL HCL 56 26 58 25
TRICOR 55 52 59 143
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 37 59 74
NYSTATIN 55 16 59 202
PAROXETINE HCL 54 38 62 56
NAMENDA 53 53 63 77
KLOR-CON 10 52 44 64 91
DILTIAZEM ER 51 37 65 103
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 51 65 81
SPIRIVA 51 42 65 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 48 68 19
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 Dec. 15, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.