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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 1278

$541K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 1278

699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

18% of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 7,245 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 730 335 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 611 352 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 597 383 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474 355 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 410 311 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 390 217 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 330 213 7 10
METFORMIN HCL 304 167 8 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 228 155 9 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222 163 10 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 215 159 11 9
RANITIDINE HCL 206 111 12 20
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 187 90 13 74
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 180 79 S2 14 76
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 165 71 S2 15 42
GABAPENTIN 157 81 16 12
PROAIR HFA 155 63 17 26
PREDNISONE 153 101 18 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 77 19 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 82 S2 20 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 130 89 20 22
SYMBICORT 124 55 22 164
ATENOLOL 124 87 22 11
OXYCODONE HCL 118 39 S2 24 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 97 25 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 83 26 8
METHOCARBAMOL 113 38 R 27 120
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 73 28 14
TRAMADOL HCL 101 66 29 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 77 30 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93 35 31 16
ACTOS 87 66 32 72
CLOPIDOGREL 87 69 32 45
CARISOPRODOL 86 36 R 34 51
CARVEDILOL 84 62 35 39
IBUPROFEN 83 50 36 46
LOVASTATIN 82 63 37 13
MELOXICAM 80 74 38 57
AMOXICILLIN 80 39 38 124
LYRICA 79 23 40 104
LANTUS 79 42 40 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 57 42 17
ALLOPURINOL 70 70 43 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 47 44 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65 65 45 23
MECLIZINE HCL 61 42 46 196
SERTRALINE HCL 61 33 46 28
EVISTA 57 45 48 99
CRESTOR 55 40 49 31
PLAVIX 54 47 50 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 33 51 53
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 14 51 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 34 53 110
GLYBURIDE 52 34 R 53 40
TRAZODONE HCL 51 28 55 38
BACLOFEN 51 17 55 113
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 15 57 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 29 57 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 38 57 80
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 Aug. 21, 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.