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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,923Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1278

$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1278

725 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

16% of this provider’s 725 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 725 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 9,992 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

22 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,083 554 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 733 563 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 639 437 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 582 420 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 422 245 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 416 289 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371 305 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 323 258 8 10
GABAPENTIN 274 120 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 234 10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243 178 11 8
CARISOPRODOL 233 35 R 12 51
RANITIDINE HCL 211 109 13 20
OXYCODONE HCL 210 99 S2 14 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 207 116 15 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 200 159 16 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 127 17 17
ATENOLOL 194 160 18 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 180 118 19 41
PROAIR HFA 154 59 20 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142 91 21 16
TRAZODONE HCL 141 65 22 38
SERTRALINE HCL 136 112 23 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 129 43 S2 24 42
RISPERIDONE 123 70 25 92
ALLOPURINOL 119 104 26 36
IBUPROFEN 117 56 27 46
CARVEDILOL 117 83 27 39
MIRTAZAPINE 116 84 29 86
BACLOFEN 110 26 30 113
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 49 S2 31 29
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 27 S2 32 76
TRAMADOL HCL 100 44 33 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 77 33 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 87 35 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 63 36 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 30 37 127
DONEPEZIL HCL 93 88 38 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 28 39 140
PREDNISONE 88 55 40 52
NAPROXEN 88 75 40 70
LYRICA 88 29 40 104
CYMBALTA 88 40 40 67
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 24 R 44 62
ESTRADIOL 83 51 R 45 71
SPIRIVA 82 61 46 65
NAMENDA 82 82 46 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81 60 48 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 44 49 24
OXYCONTIN 80 12 S2 49 89
GLYBURIDE 79 60 R 51 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 75 52 32
CELEBREX 73 20 53 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 55 54 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70 62 55 141
LANTUS 69 55 56 33
LOVASTATIN 67 28 57 13
CRESTOR 67 31 57 31
AMOXICILLIN 67 40 57 124
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 33 R 57 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 53 61 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 62 62 18
TRICOR 64 44 63 143
MELOXICAM 63 44 64 57
FINASTERIDE 63 50 64 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 54 66 14
PREMARIN 61 40 R 67 119
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60 55 68 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 55 68 43
CLOPIDOGREL 58 47 70 45
PAROXETINE HCL 58 42 70 56
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 0 72 157
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 23 73 90
TRILIPIX 56 23 73 153
FENTANYL 56 23 S2 73 97
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 45 76 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55 36 76 23
SINGULAIR 54 27 78 155
CLONIDINE HCL 53 52 79 60
VESICARE 52 43 80 174
VERAPAMIL ER 51 47 81 84
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 Jan. 25, 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.