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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,241Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 211 out of 1278

$438K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 1278

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 505 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 505 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 6,166 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 309 273 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 262 224 2 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 241 188 3 16
SIMVASTATIN 219 194 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212 195 5 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 197 181 6 66
OMEPRAZOLE 172 143 7 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 158 8 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 125 S3 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138 128 10 9
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 100 11 156
SERTRALINE HCL 101 90 12 28
AZITHROMYCIN 96 71 13 37
TRAZODONE HCL 91 71 14 38
FUROSEMIDE 90 77 15 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 71 15 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 81 17 30
ATENOLOL 81 70 18 11
GABAPENTIN 80 54 19 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 65 19 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 68 21 32
LOVASTATIN 73 63 21 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72 67 23 23
PROAIR HFA 72 48 23 26
TRAMADOL HCL 70 55 25 25
FENOFIBRATE 65 56 26 47
ALLOPURINOL 63 63 27 36
DIGOXIN 63 63 27 79
CARISOPRODOL 61 38 R 29 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59 53 30 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 50 31 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 31 32 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 51 50 33 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 51 33 43
CLOPIDOGREL 51 51 33 45
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 Sept. 25, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.