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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1278

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1278

1,088 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

20% of this provider’s 1,088 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,088 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 12,911 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 964 684 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 787 600 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 767 407 S3 3 7
METFORMIN HCL 696 473 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 674 494 5 3
OXYCODONE HCL 556 107 S2 6 27
OMEPRAZOLE 448 246 7 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 418 276 8 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 359 257 9 9
FUROSEMIDE 341 201 10 10
RANITIDINE HCL 326 156 11 20
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 314 88 S2 12 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 314 236 12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295 227 14 5
SERTRALINE HCL 288 188 15 28
GABAPENTIN 283 144 16 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 246 194 17 61
ATENOLOL 246 187 17 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244 184 19 15
LOVASTATIN 240 190 20 13
PROAIR HFA 238 122 21 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232 149 22 16
FENTANYL 210 81 S2 23 97
CLOPIDOGREL 207 151 24 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200 125 S2 25 29
TRAMADOL HCL 195 124 26 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 193 127 27 17
CARVEDILOL 178 149 28 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 138 29 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 171 100 30 22
CARISOPRODOL 162 44 R 31 51
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 63 S2 32 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 85 33 21
LANTUS 149 76 34 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 102 35 34
CYMBALTA 144 70 36 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138 73 37 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 99 38 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 128 52 R 39 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127 61 R 40 55
IBUPROFEN 115 36 41 46
TERAZOSIN HCL 104 61 42 59
INSULIN SYRINGE 104 31 42 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 103 65 44 41
TRAZODONE HCL 101 43 45 38
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 101 48 45 123
GLIPIZIDE 99 69 47 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 58 48 49
PLAVIX 92 77 49 64
FINASTERIDE 92 52 49 82
ESTRADIOL 91 50 R 51 71
DIOVAN 88 61 52 44
METHADONE HCL 88 14 S2 52 112
CRESTOR 87 55 54 31
GLYBURIDE 87 58 R 54 40
CLONIDINE HCL 87 43 54 60
OXYCONTIN 83 28 S2 57 89
ALLOPURINOL 83 48 57 36
ONDANSETRON HCL 83 0 57 229
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 80 57 133
ACTOS 82 43 61 72
MORPHINE SULFATE 82 36 S2 61 115
BUPROPION HCL SR 81 48 63 157
DIGOXIN 80 70 64 79
LYRICA 79 24 65 104
PREDNISONE 79 62 65 52
ENDOCET 77 30 S2 67 122
NEXIUM 77 66 67 106
SPIRIVA 73 44 69 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 39 69 19
VERAPAMIL ER 71 40 71 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 20 R 72 111
PEN NEEDLE 70 40 72 154
METFORMIN HCL ER 69 28 74 66
AZITHROMYCIN 69 31 74 37
DOXEPIN HCL 69 28 74 208
PAROXETINE HCL 68 62 77 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 63 78 32
GEMFIBROZIL 67 33 78 54
JANUVIA 67 13 78 68
VYTORIN 66 37 81 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 53 82 78
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 27 82 145
PROVENTIL HFA 64 22 84 186
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 59 85 69
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 40 S3 85 98
CELEBREX 62 49 87 87
MELOXICAM 61 43 88 57
KLOR-CON M20 61 35 88 117
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 60 90 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 24 91 127
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 0 92 189
METHOCARBAMOL 56 35 R 93 120
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 55 27 94 146
FENOFIBRATE 55 18 94 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 35 94 74
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 44 97 221
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 42 98 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 35 98 90
SINGULAIR 52 21 100 155
BUPROPION XL 51 19 101 184
SYNTHROID 51 42 101 63
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 51 12 S2 101 167
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 41 101 192
EXFORGE 51 29 101 181
FAMOTIDINE 50 27 106 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 27 106 138
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 June 11, 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.