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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,836Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 1278

$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 1278

684 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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

5% of this provider’s 684 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 684 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 11,879 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

19 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 593 568 1 2
LISINOPRIL 557 509 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 523 489 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 464 453 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 448 427 5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 386 338 6 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 364 331 7 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332 302 S3 8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330 297 9 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 323 305 10 14
ATENOLOL 260 251 11 11
LIPITOR 222 209 12 95
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217 196 13 9
GLIPIZIDE XL 217 205 13 101
METFORMIN HCL 212 203 15 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 193 187 16 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 184 17 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184 174 18 24
SERTRALINE HCL 180 170 19 28
FUROSEMIDE 174 173 20 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 156 21 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 164 146 22 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 138 23 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 152 24 17
TERAZOSIN HCL 138 138 25 59
PAROXETINE HCL 132 132 26 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 127 27 75
ADACEL 128 125 28 193
GABAPENTIN 128 115 28 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 128 125 28 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 113 31 30
LOVASTATIN 116 116 32 13
DILTIAZEM ER 106 106 33 103
FLUOXETINE HCL 95 87 34 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 91 35 105
METFORMIN HCL ER 92 76 35 66
RANITIDINE HCL 90 86 37 20
TRAZODONE HCL 89 87 38 38
FINASTERIDE 87 87 39 82
NIFEDIAC CC 82 73 40 135
ESTRADIOL 82 77 R 40 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82 81 40 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 80 S2 43 29
JANUVIA 81 68 43 68
GLIPIZIDE 75 75 45 35
PREDNISONE 72 57 46 52
AZITHROMYCIN 66 59 47 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 50 48 49
ALLOPURINOL 63 54 49 36
TRAMADOL HCL 63 58 49 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 59 51 80
LIDODERM 59 50 52 165
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 47 52 192
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 39 54 121
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 42 54 145
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 43 56 96
GEMFIBROZIL 52 41 57 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 49 58 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 45 59 172
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.