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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,314Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 12

$982K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 12

933 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%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

3% of this provider’s 933 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 933 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 11,657 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 620 596 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 590 583 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 410 393 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 346 309 S3 4 7
LISINOPRIL 320 304 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 313 291 6 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 276 261 7 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 249 8 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 232 214 9 25
GABAPENTIN 202 197 10 11
METFORMIN HCL 197 175 11 6
CARVEDILOL 197 188 11 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 194 194 13 19
CRESTOR 193 188 14 18
ATENOLOL 191 189 15 10
FUROSEMIDE 184 181 16 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 171 164 17 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 145 18 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152 137 19 32
TRAMADOL HCL 133 125 20 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131 131 21 11
DIOVAN 128 128 22 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120 113 23 23
CELEBREX 114 109 24 59
EXFORGE 114 110 24 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114 114 24 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 98 27 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 100 28 40
VYTORIN 98 98 29 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 86 30 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 93 31 16
FINASTERIDE 94 90 32 43
ALLOPURINOL 93 93 33 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 90 33 41
CLOPIDOGREL 88 83 35 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84 82 36 71
CYMBALTA 83 71 37 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 80 38 22
SINGULAIR 72 66 39 77
PLAVIX 70 67 40 80
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 69 58 S2 41 81
BYSTOLIC 67 53 42 84
SERTRALINE HCL 64 63 43 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 62 44 37
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 61 44 86
NAMENDA 62 62 46 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 58 47 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 56 48 51
FLUOCINONIDE 58 56 49 87
LOVASTATIN 58 58 49 21
LANTUS 58 39 49 61
TRAZODONE HCL 56 56 52 48
AZITHROMYCIN 54 52 53 34
JANUVIA 54 48 53 62
PREMARIN 53 53 R 55 91
CLONIDINE HCL 53 53 55 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 53 55 91
MELOXICAM 52 52 58 93
SPIRIVA 51 50 59 48
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 48 59 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 48 59 31
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 Feb. 14, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.