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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1278

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1278

1,156 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Arizona
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 1,156 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,156 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 16,318 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
LISINOPRIL 803 782 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 802 781 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 796 773 3 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 766 719 4 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538 524 5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 428 380 S3 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 408 368 7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397 376 8 9
ATENOLOL 378 362 9 11
LOVASTATIN 376 359 10 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309 301 11 8
METFORMIN HCL 307 264 12 4
FUROSEMIDE 299 288 13 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 275 246 14 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 253 242 15 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247 238 16 21
TRAMADOL HCL 233 186 17 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 232 218 18 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229 225 19 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 225 189 20 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218 186 21 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 189 22 32
DIOVAN 168 167 23 44
ALLOPURINOL 167 167 24 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163 155 25 24
TRAZODONE HCL 146 111 26 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141 138 27 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 123 28 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 137 137 29 43
GABAPENTIN 125 113 30 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 123 106 31 41
PREDNISONE 116 107 32 52
FENOFIBRATE 108 103 33 47
CLOPIDOGREL 107 93 34 45
ZETIA 106 96 35 88
CYMBALTA 104 84 36 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 101 37 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 102 102 38 48
GLIPIZIDE 102 100 38 35
VERAPAMIL ER 100 100 40 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 85 R 41 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 95 42 150
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95 92 42 81
LIPITOR 91 91 44 95
GLYBURIDE 89 73 R 45 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 85 46 75
CARVEDILOL 87 80 47 39
TERAZOSIN HCL 87 87 47 59
SYMBICORT 86 85 49 164
CRESTOR 83 83 50 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 64 S2 51 29
GEMFIBROZIL 82 54 51 54
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80 53 S2 53 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 74 53 34
PLAVIX 75 70 55 64
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 75 55 156
NEXIUM 72 72 57 106
CLONIDINE HCL 72 62 57 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71 71 59 58
PAROXETINE HCL 71 70 59 56
SERTRALINE HCL 67 67 61 28
PROAIR HFA 67 56 61 26
AMOXICILLIN 67 58 61 124
LYRICA 66 56 64 104
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 65 65 133
ACTOS 64 60 66 72
AZITHROMYCIN 61 55 67 37
JANUVIA 61 61 67 68
RANITIDINE HCL 60 37 69 20
DIOVAN HCT 59 59 70 132
DIGOXIN 58 56 71 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 48 72 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 54 72 49
CHLORTHALIDONE 56 56 74 171
PREMARIN 55 54 R 75 119
CELEBREX 54 48 76 87
ACTONEL 53 53 77 100
RISPERIDONE 52 50 78 92
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 47 79 69
TEKTURNA 50 50 80 282
SPIRIVA 50 50 80 65
PEN NEEDLE 50 36 80 154
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 22, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.