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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 34

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 34

439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

33% of this provider’s 439 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 439 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 23,482 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

59 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,198 1,145 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 959 925 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 846 819 3 2
GABAPENTIN 695 587 4 11
MIRTAZAPINE 601 547 5 24
LIDODERM 589 556 6 45
SIMVASTATIN 516 478 7 3
LISINOPRIL 500 452 8 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 500 473 8 8
EXELON 439 439 10 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 366 339 11 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358 356 12 16
TRAMADOL HCL 331 253 13 23
CYMBALTA 315 264 14 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 315 274 14 37
CARVEDILOL 312 302 16 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 312 296 16 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 298 263 18 5
RISPERIDONE 290 261 19 38
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 269 269 20 81
NAMENDA 262 262 21 25
OMEPRAZOLE 261 208 22 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 260 249 23 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 246 232 24 67
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 239 239 25 85
SERTRALINE HCL 237 236 26 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230 202 S3 27 10
FENTANYL 230 203 S2 27 79
LYRICA 228 203 29 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224 192 30 13
GLIPIZIDE 220 206 31 29
KLOR-CON M20 218 204 32 46
ALLOPURINOL 212 190 33 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 211 189 34 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210 191 35 66
DIGOXIN 209 207 36 51
PREDNISONE 207 187 37 39
METFORMIN HCL 204 176 38 9
DIOVAN 179 167 39 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 173 158 40 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 166 41 22
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 168 159 42 108
CLONIDINE HCL 167 155 43 50
LANTUS 163 142 44 31
OXYCODONE HCL 161 141 S2 45 49
GENERLAC 152 150 46 91
METRONIDAZOLE 151 140 47 111
VOLTAREN 144 136 48 116
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 140 49 18
CLOPIDOGREL 142 124 49 41
AMIODARONE HCL 136 134 51 96
NYSTATIN 132 124 52 98
PLAVIX 124 119 53 53
TRAZODONE HCL 123 93 54 30
HUMALOG 120 111 55 104
PAROXETINE HCL 120 110 55 82
SUCRALFATE 120 96 55 130
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119 101 58 27
NOVOLOG 119 112 58 55
CLONIDINE 117 112 60 131
PROMETHAZINE HCL 115 105 R 61 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 86 S2 62 26
ATENOLOL 112 104 62 21
OLANZAPINE 111 111 64 133
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 108 88 S2 65 42
ABILIFY 107 90 66 136
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 93 67 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106 103 67 137
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105 86 69 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL 104 83 70 100
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 98 71 19
NOVOLIN 70-30 101 94 72 93
FAMOTIDINE 98 91 73 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 90 74 62
LEXAPRO 94 88 74 109
GEMFIBROZIL 90 83 76 102
KLOR-CON 10 88 75 77 75
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87 86 78 78
RIVASTIGMINE 87 87 78 141
SPIRIVA 86 67 80 84
FLUCONAZOLE 85 70 81 120
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 85 81 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 81 83 57
LEVETIRACETAM 82 73 84 145
CELEBREX 82 70 84 73
LACTULOSE 81 77 86 70
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79 76 87 113
CEFTRIAXONE 78 70 88 147
CALCITRIOL 73 73 89 152
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 73 65 89 152
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72 60 91 118
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 72 63 91 154
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 53 93 58
MIDODRINE HCL 70 68 94 156
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 67 94 17
FINASTERIDE 69 69 96 59
CHOLESTYRAMINE 67 62 97 161
OXYCONTIN 66 38 S2 98 164
JANUVIA 64 51 99 97
HUMULIN 70-30 63 53 100 165
NOVOLIN R 63 54 100 165
METHADONE HCL 62 33 S2 102 100
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 60 60 103 172
TRAVATAN Z 60 60 103 120
RENVELA 60 47 103 172
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58 54 106 176
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 46 107 12
RAMIPRIL 57 45 107 72
PATANOL 56 54 109 179
MORPHINE SULFATE 56 31 S2 109 122
DILTIAZEM ER 56 49 109 179
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 52 112 107
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 53 53 113 112
GLYBURIDE 51 50 R 114 99
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 April 15, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.