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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,638Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1278

$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1278

1,480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
8% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,480 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,480 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 15,095 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 731 671 1 2
LISINOPRIL 647 603 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 630 598 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 555 495 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 436 378 S3 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 436 413 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 402 361 7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 359 334 8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 347 316 9 21
FUROSEMIDE 345 307 10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 343 326 11 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 300 287 12 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289 272 13 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280 271 14 15
ATENOLOL 280 259 14 11
GABAPENTIN 265 236 16 12
RANITIDINE HCL 261 220 17 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 261 238 17 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 258 225 19 16
MELOXICAM 229 223 20 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 217 180 21 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212 210 22 23
TRAMADOL HCL 206 176 23 25
PREDNISONE 176 146 24 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 163 143 25 61
SERTRALINE HCL 155 146 26 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152 137 27 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 152 145 27 43
LOVASTATIN 146 129 29 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 137 30 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142 129 31 18
AZITHROMYCIN 142 126 31 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 132 33 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 130 130 34 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 127 103 35 41
CLOPIDOGREL 112 112 36 45
PROAIR HFA 101 90 37 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 96 38 75
ESTRADIOL 99 84 R 39 71
ALLOPURINOL 99 87 39 36
CEPHALEXIN 98 87 41 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93 87 42 80
FINASTERIDE 91 88 43 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 78 S2 44 29
GLIPIZIDE 87 81 45 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 86 45 30
CARVEDILOL 86 78 47 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 85 48 81
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 78 R 49 55
KLOR-CON 10 83 73 50 91
TRAZODONE HCL 83 69 50 38
AMOXICILLIN 82 76 52 124
NAPROXEN 79 64 53 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 57 54 78
FENOFIBRATE 74 70 55 47
LANTUS 73 60 56 33
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 72 57 59
DIGOXIN 70 64 58 79
GEMFIBROZIL 69 61 59 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 65 59 110
PLAVIX 68 67 61 64
PREMARIN 68 50 R 61 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 61 63 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 60 64 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 59 64 108
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 51 R 66 62
DIOVAN 59 58 67 44
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59 47 R 67 151
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 53 69 90
SYNTHROID 55 44 70 63
LEVOXYL 53 50 71 94
PAROXETINE HCL 52 48 72 56
HUMALOG 52 48 72 178
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 43 74 50
HUMULIN 70-30 50 50 75 353
NYSTATIN 50 50 75 202
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. 31, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.