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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 198 out of 1334

$4.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1334

154 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 31 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 154 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 154 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$498 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.98M

2012

$3.06M

2013

$3.61M

2014

$4.06M

2015

Number of Claims

8,022

2012

8,207

2013

8,330

2014

8,162

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

524

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

64

patients, 42% of all patients

1 119
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

462

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

52

patients, 34% of all patients

2 138
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

454

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 32% of all patients

3 149
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

52

patients, 34% of all patients

4 4
EPZICOM 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 26% of all patients

5 158
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 25% of all patients

6 128
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 25% of all patients

7 131
INTELENCE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 16% of all patients

8 168
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 16% of all patients

9 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 15% of all patients

10 2
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

O 11 26
TRIUMEQ 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

12 218
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 15% of all patients

12 147
TIVICAY 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

14 217
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 15% of all patients

15 9
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 46
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

17 6
LAMIVUDINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

18 186
VIREAD 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

19 192
REYATAZ 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

20 205
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

21 27
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 22 60
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 23 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

24 29
DAPSONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

25 299
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 26 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 27 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 28 1
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

29 34
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 30 165
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 31 182
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 32 14
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 33 23
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 34 216
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

A 34 98
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 49
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 38 169
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.