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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,387Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1278

$591K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 1278

1,044 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
14% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,044 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,044 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 12,583 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
SIMVASTATIN 760 695 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 717 583 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581 544 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 534 478 4 4
ATENOLOL 532 489 5 11
LISINOPRIL 530 460 6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 372 324 7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366 294 S3 8 7
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 359 321 9 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 319 303 10 58
FUROSEMIDE 310 286 11 10
GLIPIZIDE 299 277 12 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 277 253 13 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 264 193 14 16
GEMFIBROZIL 235 185 15 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 211 16 8
TERAZOSIN HCL 188 187 17 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186 180 18 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181 177 19 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 159 131 20 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156 153 21 19
LOVASTATIN 156 152 21 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151 146 23 18
GABAPENTIN 144 128 24 12
ALLOPURINOL 142 128 25 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 112 26 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 116 27 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130 118 28 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 118 29 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121 105 30 24
RANITIDINE HCL 108 98 31 20
CLOPIDOGREL 107 103 32 45
TRAMADOL HCL 103 84 33 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 103 102 33 74
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89 87 35 129
PLAVIX 88 86 36 64
GLIPIZIDE XL 88 73 36 101
LANTUS 87 83 38 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 86 39 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 76 40 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 74 R 41 55
ESTRADIOL 82 60 R 41 71
CARVEDILOL 76 62 43 39
PAROXETINE HCL 76 41 43 56
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 66 45 50
PROAIR HFA 73 50 46 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 66 47 30
IBUPROFEN 71 47 47 46
DIGOXIN 68 66 49 79
DILTIAZEM ER 68 68 49 103
LIPITOR 68 63 49 95
TRAZODONE HCL 68 43 49 38
ENDOCET 65 32 S2 53 122
SERTRALINE HCL 64 62 54 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 57 54 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 50 56 80
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 50 S2 56 29
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 61 52 58 102
QUINAPRIL HCL 57 45 59 152
CRESTOR 55 50 60 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 51 61 172
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 51 61 205
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 52 61 96
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 45 R 64 62
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.