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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 37

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 37

1,115 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,115 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,115 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,036 882 222 1 2
LISINOPRIL 1,022 913 250 2 1
LOVASTATIN 591 494 132 3 16
METFORMIN HCL 579 474 138 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 543 501 134 5 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 535 524 123 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 480 440 131 7 3
FUROSEMIDE 442 368 103 8 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418 363 105 9 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 410 376 111 S3 10 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 394 342 108 11 11
GABAPENTIN 382 330 105 12 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 380 308 97 13 14
OMEPRAZOLE 377 366 96 14 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 365 344 90 15 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 268 250 65 16 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 252 209 49 17 41
RANITIDINE HCL 251 218 73 18 24
CLOPIDOGREL 240 221 48 19 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 223 188 47 20 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 210 174 48 21 33
GEMFIBROZIL 208 163 38 22 62
ATENOLOL 201 174 54 23 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 201 36 23 52
SERTRALINE HCL 199 176 49 25 32
TRAZODONE HCL 198 158 39 26 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192 120 43 27 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182 163 43 28 28
ACTONEL 180 180 41 29 71
CARVEDILOL 180 158 42 29 48
TRAMADOL HCL 170 118 47 31 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170 136 78 31 26
PAROXETINE HCL 167 123 30 33 75
PREDNISONE 166 125 111 34 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 134 31 35 27
CRESTOR 148 131 34 36 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141 136* 30 37 44
ATELVIA 138 133* 32 38 80
GLIPIZIDE 132 105 29 39 38
PROPRANOLOL HCL 126 104 31 40 55
VESICARE 122 105 26 41 84
LANTUS 122 117* 21 41 40
DIOVAN 121 116* 24 43 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 66 26 44 57
ALLOPURINOL 112 107* 26 45 59
ALPRAZOLAM 111 81 38 B 46 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 105* 26 47 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 108 103* 31 48 51
LORAZEPAM 108 103* 28 B 48 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108 75 21 48 63
NAMENDA 106 106 18 51 72
PROAIR HFA 105 72 55 52 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 77 21 53 90
SPIRIVA 102 79 26 53 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 101 72 38 55 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 97 16 56 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95 90* 26 57 93
TEMAZEPAM 91 79 20 B 58 65
ESTRADIOL 89 52 17 R 59 95
CELEBREX 89 61 17 59 95
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 88 67 27 61 97
AMOXICILLIN 86 69 75 62 60
GLYBURIDE 81 60 20 R 63 99
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79 74* 56 64 101
MELOXICAM 79 55 27 64 50
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75 70* 22 66 76
SYNTHROID 69 64* 21 67 49
KLOR-CON M20 69 58 13 67 108
NIFEDIPINE ER 66 39 15 69 83
NEXIUM 65 60* 15 70 110
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 59* 15 71 80
JANUVIA 63 <11 <11 72 112
IBUPROFEN 62 40 20 73 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 43 17 R 74 69
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 55* 17 S2 75 37
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 54* 13 76 119
BENICAR 59 54* 13 76 119
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 54* 15 76 119
NOVOLOG 57 <11 <11 79 124
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 <11 <11 80 126
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 51* 50 80 78
VERAPAMIL ER 54 42 12 82 88
CLONIDINE HCL 54 49* 12 82 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 47* 12 84 45
KLOR-CON 10 51 <11 <11 85 87
DIGOX 50 <11 <11 86 131
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 <11 <11 86 85
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 Sept. 9, 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.