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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,100Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 910

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 910

1,125 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

16% of this provider’s 1,125 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,125 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,600 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LISINOPRIL 991 727 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 894 640 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 791 507 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 698 550 4 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 653 483 5 7
GABAPENTIN 630 331 6 13
FUROSEMIDE 592 428 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 541 450 8 4
RISPERIDONE 493 336 9 67
SERTRALINE HCL 481 351 10 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 468 329 11 19
LANTUS 409 218 12 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 376 279 13 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 358 340 14 32
TRAZODONE HCL 323 149 15 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 321 224 16 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 307 199 17 73
MIRTAZAPINE 298 236 18 68
METFORMIN HCL 292 204 19 6
CARVEDILOL 258 164 20 36
LEVETIRACETAM 244 167 21 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 243 221 22 29
OMEPRAZOLE 238 174 23 5
CLOPIDOGREL 227 166 24 35
NAMENDA 223 201 25 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 219 89 26 123
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 215 170 27 91
NOVOLOG 203 129 28 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 201 132 29 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 128 30 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192 125 30 27
PREDNISONE 182 137 32 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 178 116 33 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174 141 34 14
CLONIDINE HCL 169 103 35 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153 132 S3 36 8
ATENOLOL 148 94 37 10
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 145 94 38 102
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 143 98 S2 39 52
BACLOFEN 140 51 40 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 138 76 41 66
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 133 93 42 118
PROMETHAZINE HCL 126 72 R 43 129
KLOR-CON M20 126 87 43 95
GENERLAC 123 62 45 147
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 102 46 21
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121 80 47 149
FAMOTIDINE 120 88 48 101
GLIPIZIDE 117 69 49 38
DIGOXIN 117 96 49 64
LIDODERM 115 101 51 164
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 114 65 52 134
LEVOFLOXACIN 114 79 52 110
PAROXETINE HCL 112 71 54 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 90 55 48
RANITIDINE HCL 110 77 55 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 109 93 57 49
SANTYL 107 59 58 207
PLAVIX 106 75 59 53
HUMALOG 106 50 59 128
CLOZAPINE 105 64 61 219
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 103 65 62 117
TRAMADOL HCL 103 88 62 25
SEROQUEL 101 83 64 135
CEFTRIAXONE 101 69 64 235
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 100 57 66 83
OXYCODONE HCL 100 40 S2 66 42
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 99 32 68 158
CYMBALTA 99 45 68 58
NOVOLIN R 97 63 70 141
SPIRIVA 97 59 70 74
ABILIFY 97 43 70 173
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 38 S2 73 31
CEPHALEXIN 96 77 73 90
LITHIUM CARBONATE 87 32 75 230
HYDROXYZINE HCL 87 31 R 75 155
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 64 77 22
LACTULOSE 83 45 78 109
ALLOPURINOL 81 35 79 33
METHADONE HCL 79 0 S2 80 143
AMIODARONE HCL 75 52 81 162
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 47 81 23
GEMFIBROZIL 73 38 83 63
NYSTATIN 73 45 83 184
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72 38 85 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 60 85 104
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71 50 R 87 222
TERAZOSIN HCL 71 61 87 61
OLANZAPINE 71 54 87 145
LOVASTATIN 70 46 90 20
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 69 42 91 125
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 69 56 91 199
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 34 R 93 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 38 93 16
CRESTOR 68 47 93 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67 41 R 96 213
HYDROCORTISONE 65 24 97 255
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 30 97 120
KLOR-CON M10 64 48 99 169
RENVELA 63 21 100 263
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 33 100 81
LAMOTRIGINE 62 0 102 221
NIFEDIAC CC 61 52 103 131
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 42 104 214
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 29 105 17
BUMETANIDE 56 32 106 227
VENLAFAXINE HCL 55 32 107 192
LIDOCAINE HCL 54 39 108 299
VENTOLIN HFA 54 31 108 208
SODIUM CHLORIDE 53 35 110 194
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 27 111 115
VALPROIC ACID 51 26 112 190
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 Jan. 22, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.