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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,724Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1320

$882K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1320

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Arizona
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Arizona
LISINOPRIL 662 501 133 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 560 397 117 2 3
LOVASTATIN 474 318 92 3 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 473 347 97 S3 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 451 273 83 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 449 344 84 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 420 286 87 7 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383 315 73 8 9
RANITIDINE HCL 355 224 55 9 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312 242 59 10 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 292 197 76 S2 11 40
GABAPENTIN 271 179 55 12 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242 156 67 13 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189 168 41 14 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 149 43 15 14
TRAZODONE HCL 181 121 32 16 36
CLOPIDOGREL 175 141 40 17 27
FUROSEMIDE 167 133 38 18 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 166 119 36 19 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 97 26 20 18
ESTRADIOL 150 73 21 R 21 79
LORAZEPAM 142 100 32 B 22 31
PREDNISONE 136 100 56 23 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134 79 28 24 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129 102 23 25 17
GLYBURIDE 125 84 23 R 26 58
NAMENDA 124 113 21 27 77
ATENOLOL 116 104 25 28 13
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114 65 18 R 29 63
LANTUS 110 75 25 30 41
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 107 71 54 31 207
OXYCODONE HCL 105 37 17 S2 32 29
CLONAZEPAM 100 26 14 B 33 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 57 23 34 20
METHADONE HCL 96 <11 <11 S2 34 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 49 15 36 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 74 48 37 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 70 19 37 33
AZITHROMYCIN 89 58 65 39 42
FINASTERIDE 89 89 15 39 74
CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 88 53 26 R 41 289
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85 66 23 42 22
SERTRALINE HCL 84 36 16 43 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 66 22 44 30
CALCITONIN-SALMON 80 75* 16 44 187
CARVEDILOL 79 74* 18 46 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 30 11 R 46 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 56 30 48 50
PROAIR HFA 77 60 23 49 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 64 16 50 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 69* 12 51 34
IBUPROFEN 74 19 20 51 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 41 18 53 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 47 14 53 24
TRAMADOL HCL 70 53 23 55 21
TEMAZEPAM 68 68 11 B 56 53
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67 <11 <11 S2 57 43
ROXICET 66 36 23 S2 10 58 223
ALLOPURINOL 66 36 11 58 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 <11 <11 60 176
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 44 14 61 145
MUPIROCIN* 59 46 28 61 208
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 <11 <11 63 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57 <11 <11 63 190
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 43 41 63 118
VOLTAREN 55 50* 27 66 162
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 34 11 66 45
ATROVENT HFA 54 41 15 68 220
TOPIRAMATE 54 <11 <11 68 182
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 <11 <11 A 70 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 <11 <11 70 76
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 <11 <11 70 104
FENOFIBRATE* 51 <11 <11 73 48
DIOVAN 50 <11 <11 74 51
KLOR-CON M20 50 37 12 74 120
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.