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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1278

$798K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1278

1,075 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,075 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 1,075 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,334 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 820 592 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 774 573 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 549 300 S3 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 452 357 4 10
METFORMIN HCL 394 231 5 4
OXYCODONE HCL 383 109 S2 6 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 373 260 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 345 256 8 6
LOVASTATIN 314 197 9 13
ATENOLOL 304 240 10 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302 256 11 8
SIMVASTATIN 287 212 12 3
AZITHROMYCIN 287 149 12 37
RANITIDINE HCL 284 209 14 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267 200 15 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243 177 16 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 242 189 17 17
PROAIR HFA 202 53 18 26
GLIPIZIDE 202 149 18 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 144 20 30
GABAPENTIN 154 83 21 12
SERTRALINE HCL 152 93 22 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 136 79 23 49
CEPHALEXIN 124 59 24 73
CLOPIDOGREL 123 103 25 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122 66 26 16
LANTUS 120 91 27 33
IBUPROFEN 118 57 28 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 81 29 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 87 30 23
DIGOXIN 106 92 31 79
CARVEDILOL 104 83 32 39
ETODOLAC 102 73 33 158
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101 66 34 34
GLYBURIDE 100 61 R 35 40
AMOXICILLIN 98 63 36 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 94 37 32
CAPTOPRIL 94 70 38 144
KLOR-CON M20 89 66 39 117
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 89 46 S2 39 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88 51 41 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 59 42 53
CYMBALTA 87 33 42 67
PREDNISONE 86 60 44 52
VYTORIN 85 64 45 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 37 R 46 55
PLAVIX 84 73 46 64
CARISOPRODOL 82 29 R 48 51
TRAMADOL HCL 80 48 49 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 79 64 50 15
GEMFIBROZIL 78 36 51 54
ALLOPURINOL 77 57 52 36
PAROXETINE HCL 77 68 52 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 75 42 54 22
PREMARIN 72 44 R 55 119
ESTRADIOL 71 47 R 56 71
SPIRIVA 71 34 56 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 49 S2 58 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 47 59 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66 25 60 138
CLONIDINE HCL 65 51 61 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 49 61 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 41 63 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 52 63 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 34 65 14
CRESTOR 60 50 65 31
NOVOLOG 59 39 67 118
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 55 68 18
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 28 S2 68 76
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 43 68 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 36 71 19
KLOR-CON 10 57 51 71 91
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 26 R 73 62
FAMOTIDINE 53 34 73 114
TRAZODONE HCL 52 25 75 38
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 52 31 75 345
FLUCONAZOLE 52 26 75 161
ACYCLOVIR 50 38 78 128
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 Aug. 2, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.