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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,881Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1278

$3.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1278

888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

10% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 888 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 11,993 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$166 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 954 825 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 750 647 2 2
LISINOPRIL 694 528 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 598 295 S3 4 7
METFORMIN HCL 503 408 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 439 385 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 417 298 7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 366 298 8 9
ATENOLOL 352 291 9 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317 284 10 8
GLIPIZIDE 310 285 11 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 273 235 12 58
NORVIR 261 14 13 109
TRUVADA 257 0 14 115
RANITIDINE HCL 240 181 15 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239 170 16 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237 193 17 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 203 18 30
FUROSEMIDE 234 190 19 10
GABAPENTIN 229 98 20 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 204 172 21 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203 123 22 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 110 23 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 190 138 24 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 143 25 19
ACYCLOVIR 182 33 26 128
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 75 S2 27 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172 111 28 14
PROAIR HFA 172 73 28 26
ISENTRESS 170 0 30 125
CITALOPRAM HBR 166 129 31 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151 106 32 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150 141 33 18
TERAZOSIN HCL 147 125 34 59
PREZISTA 133 0 35 163
INSULIN SYRINGE 129 94 36 50
TRAZODONE HCL 129 30 36 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126 106 38 21
SERTRALINE HCL 111 69 39 28
NIFEDIAC CC 107 107 40 135
INTELENCE 107 0 40 173
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102 31 42 90
LOVASTATIN 101 84 43 13
CLONIDINE HCL 98 78 44 60
CLOPIDOGREL 93 83 45 45
PLAVIX 92 81 46 64
EPZICOM 92 16 46 142
DILTIAZEM ER 92 65 46 103
IBUPROFEN 92 46 46 46
REYATAZ 91 0 50 170
TRAMADOL HCL 91 73 50 25
LANTUS 86 57 52 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 86 18 S2 52 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 65 54 110
ALLOPURINOL 84 59 54 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83 42 R 56 62
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82 73 57 74
VIREAD 81 0 58 195
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 42 58 138
DIGOXIN 80 76 60 79
LYRICA 78 17 61 104
LIPITOR 78 60 61 95
PAROXETINE HCL 78 54 61 56
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 12 R 61 111
AZITHROMYCIN 77 44 65 37
EPIVIR 76 11 10 66 249
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 71 66 32
PREDNISONE 74 62 68 52
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 45 R 69 151
KALETRA 68 0 70 187
ATRIPLA 67 0 71 177
LANSOPRAZOLE 67 51 71 192
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 50 73 49
PEN NEEDLE 65 28 74 154
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 40 R 75 55
CARISOPRODOL 64 27 R 75 51
VERAPAMIL ER 63 61 77 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 26 77 41
ESTRADIOL 63 58 R 77 71
MIRTAZAPINE 60 28 80 86
ENDOCET 59 19 S2 81 122
LEXIVA 59 0 81 185
VIRAMUNE XR 57 11 83 272
OXYCONTIN 56 0 S2 84 89
OXYCODONE HCL 55 22 S2 85 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55 51 85 129
RISPERIDONE 55 41 85 92
NYSTATIN 54 31 88 202
ANDROGEL 54 0 S3 88 206
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 45 90 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 33 90 78
LAMIVUDINE 51 0 92 279
NABUMETONE 51 39 92 207
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 0 94 121
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.