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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,202Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1278

$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1278

585 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

10% of this provider’s 585 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 585 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 8,515 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 509 419 1 2
LISINOPRIL 440 383 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 393 338 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 358 268 S3 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297 225 5 5
LOVASTATIN 296 232 6 13
METFORMIN HCL 267 199 7 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 222 158 8 16
OMEPRAZOLE 197 133 9 6
ATENOLOL 188 145 10 11
FUROSEMIDE 174 143 11 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 150 12 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 164 140 13 18
TRAMADOL HCL 154 86 14 25
JANUVIA 153 124 15 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148 104 16 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139 130 17 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 103 18 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132 52 S2 19 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 93 20 75
BYSTOLIC 121 111 21 136
WARFARIN SODIUM 110 77 22 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 110 71 22 22
SPIRIVA 107 77 24 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 86 25 14
PROAIR HFA 91 66 26 26
FENOFIBRATE 91 73 26 47
SYNTHROID 90 90 28 63
GABAPENTIN 89 49 29 12
CRESTOR 87 57 30 31
CLOPIDOGREL 86 75 31 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 49 32 34
CARVEDILOL 79 68 33 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 58 33 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 41 35 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75 70 36 81
IBUPROFEN 73 36 37 46
DIGOXIN 71 71 38 79
BENICAR HCT 70 58 39 200
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 57 39 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 68 52 41 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 43 42 21
DILTIAZEM ER 67 59 42 103
PLAVIX 66 51 44 64
ATELVIA 66 62 44 149
GLYBURIDE 66 51 R 44 40
RANITIDINE HCL 64 49 47 20
SYMBICORT 62 56 48 164
CELEBREX 61 61 49 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 49 50 8
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 36 51 110
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 25 S2 52 42
CLONIDINE HCL 56 40 52 60
BENICAR 56 55 52 107
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 47 52 69
SERTRALINE HCL 55 44 56 28
AZITHROMYCIN 54 45 57 37
CYMBALTA 53 16 58 67
TRAZODONE HCL 51 37 59 38
DIOVAN 50 38 60 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 36 60 96
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 Sept. 24, 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.