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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1278

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1278

1,045 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

16% of this provider’s 1,045 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 1,045 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 22,805 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 1,352 1,115 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,181 1,049 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 943 783 3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 782 682 4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 720 604 5 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 681 573 6 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 607 589 7 48
GABAPENTIN 595 457 8 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 588 499 9 22
SIMVASTATIN 579 485 10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 537 427 11 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 528 393 S3 12 7
METFORMIN HCL 481 388 13 4
LANTUS 456 393 14 33
OMEPRAZOLE 447 375 15 6
NAMENDA 442 406 16 77
MIRTAZAPINE 379 362 17 86
TRAZODONE HCL 314 267 18 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288 233 19 14
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 274 106 S2 20 42
SERTRALINE HCL 262 239 21 28
GLIPIZIDE 246 215 22 35
RISPERIDONE 241 228 23 92
OXYCODONE HCL 232 123 S2 24 27
RANITIDINE HCL 221 161 25 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221 204 25 23
TRAMADOL HCL 220 184 27 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 219 205 28 176
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 209 196 29 140
CARVEDILOL 206 169 30 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 200 180 31 105
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199 156 32 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190 135 33 16
ATENOLOL 189 174 34 11
OLANZAPINE 183 177 35 204
CYMBALTA 181 118 36 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172 80 S2 37 29
ENULOSE 165 142 38 241
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 157 39 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 157 40 8
PROMETHAZINE HCL 155 107 R 41 111
PRAZOSIN HCL 151 137 42 230
DIOVAN 151 136 42 44
KLOR-CON 10 150 146 44 91
CLOPIDOGREL 150 133 44 45
GENERLAC 149 102 46 191
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 137 137 47 121
DIGOXIN 135 120 48 79
BACLOFEN 134 75 49 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 132 122 50 141
ALLOPURINOL 126 115 51 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126 116 51 126
LACTULOSE 123 87 53 168
LEVETIRACETAM 119 70 54 226
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 96 55 78
FAMOTIDINE 117 78 56 114
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116 104 57 53
CEPHALEXIN 113 93 58 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 110 98 59 108
LOVASTATIN 106 97 60 13
GEMFIBROZIL 106 66 60 54
NOVOLOG 105 82 62 118
ABILIFY 103 88 63 285
NOVOLIN R 102 97 64 222
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 94 65 134
TERAZOSIN HCL 101 101 65 59
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 100 99 67 169
EXELON 97 89 68 209
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 91 68 90
SPIRIVA 97 94 68 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 97 86 68 241
PREDNISONE 93 80 72 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 69 73 24
KLOR-CON M20 91 89 73 117
CLONIDINE HCL 91 59 73 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 68 76 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87 66 77 180
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 65 78 96
PAROXETINE HCL 82 58 79 56
PLAVIX 82 72 79 64
GLYBURIDE 79 54 R 81 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL 78 67 82 294
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 65 82 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 49 R 84 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 61 85 43
CELEBREX 72 56 86 87
LIDODERM 72 65 86 165
MUPIROCIN 67 62 88 197
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 28 88 215
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 61 90 80
CLOZAPINE 61 46 91 327
OXYCONTIN 61 28 S2 91 89
CILOSTAZOL 61 61 91 232
AZITHROMYCIN 60 46 94 37
NAPROXEN 60 25 94 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 38 96 49
FINASTERIDE 57 48 97 82
PENTOXIFYLLINE 56 37 98 280
MORPHINE SULFATE 55 17 S2 99 115
CALCITRIOL 55 55 99 262
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 51 101 69
DILTIAZEM ER 53 53 101 103
METOLAZONE 52 47 103 237
FENOFIBRATE 51 39 104 47
VOLTAREN 50 45 105 281
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 33 105 110
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 30 105 127
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 April 18, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.