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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1278

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1278

1,399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,399 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,399 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 17,053 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
OMEPRAZOLE 895 808 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 831 786 2 2
LISINOPRIL 777 673 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 674 613 4 3
LOVASTATIN 563 488 5 13
METFORMIN HCL 541 472 6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 517 418 S3 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 464 438 8 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 463 391 9 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 415 354 10 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 395 377 11 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 391 363 12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388 358 13 9
ATENOLOL 380 340 14 11
GABAPENTIN 369 288 15 12
FUROSEMIDE 249 217 16 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 229 210 17 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 216 175 18 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208 190 19 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203 171 20 32
TRAMADOL HCL 202 189 21 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 170 22 21
FINASTERIDE 193 191 23 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191 180 24 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183 179 25 18
TRAZODONE HCL 172 149 26 38
GEMFIBROZIL 161 132 27 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158 152 28 15
ALLOPURINOL 155 147 29 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 151 132 30 43
GLIPIZIDE 145 141 31 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 130 32 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 88 S2 33 29
OXYCODONE HCL 128 74 S2 34 27
DIOVAN 124 121 35 44
LANTUS 117 108 36 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117 51 R 36 62
CLOPIDOGREL 116 110 38 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 114 83 39 41
FENTANYL 109 99 S2 40 97
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 109 40 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 89 40 30
GLYBURIDE 105 88 R 43 40
MELOXICAM 104 92 44 57
PAROXETINE HCL 103 62 45 56
RANITIDINE HCL 101 82 46 20
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 100 84 47 74
FENOFIBRATE 98 98 48 47
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97 81 49 81
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 93 50 58
OXYCONTIN 91 35 S2 51 89
PROAIR HFA 85 71 52 26
JANUVIA 84 80 53 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 80 54 78
AZITHROMYCIN 82 69 54 37
ESTRADIOL 81 72 R 56 71
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 80 74 57 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 66 57 49
CARVEDILOL 78 74 59 39
CRESTOR 75 74 60 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 71 61 189
BUPROPION HCL SR 73 55 62 157
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72 19 S2 63 42
PLAVIX 70 65 64 64
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70 68 64 69
CARISOPRODOL 65 0 R 66 51
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 64 67 59
HUMALOG 62 39 68 178
SERTRALINE HCL 62 54 68 28
PEN NEEDLE 61 45 70 154
KLOR-CON 10 60 57 71 91
IBUPROFEN 60 50 71 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 51 73 61
DOXEPIN HCL 59 57 73 208
NABUMETONE 59 58 73 207
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 58 76 110
PREDNISONE 58 45 76 52
DIGOXIN 57 57 78 79
SPIRIVA 57 52 78 65
NYSTATIN 57 50 78 202
DILTIAZEM ER 57 53 78 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 43 78 138
LEVOXYL 56 49 83 94
VERAPAMIL ER 56 52 83 84
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 52 85 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 37 R 85 55
GLIPIZIDE ER 53 53 87 83
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 47 88 148
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 44 88 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 48 88 127
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 Nov. 30, 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.