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ALAN ROGERS MD

1500 N WILMOT RD SUITE A 110 EL DORADO INTERNAL MEDICINE

Tucson | Arizona | 85712

(520) 886-4181

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,829Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 910

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 910

1,207 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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
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this specialty
in Arizona
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,207 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,207 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 12,054 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 645 521 S3 1 8
SIMVASTATIN 555 527 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 535 488 3 1
LISINOPRIL 397 364 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 333 305 5 5
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 291 279 6 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 280 225 7 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245 212 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244 230 9 4
ATENOLOL 234 227 10 10
FUROSEMIDE 221 203 11 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 202 12 12
METFORMIN HCL 177 166 13 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172 154 14 18
LOVASTATIN 171 160 15 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168 103 S2 16 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156 146 17 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 155 135 18 11
GABAPENTIN 148 108 19 13
TRAMADOL HCL 146 128 20 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 109 21 29
DIOVAN 128 128 22 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 123 118 23 19
CARISOPRODOL 118 63 R 24 71
ALLOPURINOL 112 106 25 33
FENTANYL 107 42 S2 26 142
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105 100 27 16
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105 48 S2 27 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 80 29 27
GLYBURIDE 103 95 R 30 46
PREMARIN 103 98 R 30 127
OXYCODONE HCL 101 20 S2 32 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100 92 33 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 96 34 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95 94 35 14
ESTRADIOL 92 72 R 36 92
AZITHROMYCIN 92 79 36 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 77 36 45
CRESTOR 91 91 39 26
NEXIUM 90 85 40 93
PROAIR HFA 90 71 40 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 83 40 137
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 75 43 48
TERAZOSIN HCL 87 82 44 61
SYNTHROID 87 75 44 54
OXYCONTIN 81 53 S2 46 126
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78 74 47 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 77 76 48 32
PAROXETINE HCL 77 65 48 50
VERAPAMIL ER 73 73 50 99
CELEBREX 72 72 51 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 67 52 44
BENICAR 70 62 53 94
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 66 53 120
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69 68 55 21
CLOPIDOGREL 66 61 56 35
VYTORIN 62 62 57 82
LEVOXYL 61 54 58 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 51 58 66
DIGOXIN 60 60 60 64
IBUPROFEN 59 47 61 75
SERTRALINE HCL 59 45 61 24
ALPRAZOLAM 59 56 61 172
LANTUS 59 53 61 30
PLAVIX 58 57 65 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 57 65 89
CLONIDINE HCL 58 55 65 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57 57 68 152
SINGULAIR 57 49 68 144
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 45 70 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 55 71 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 46 72 49
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. 26, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.