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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,860Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1320

$648K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 1320

1,095 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
12% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,095 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,095 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 801 769 214 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 547 532 159 2 3
LISINOPRIL 532 486 170 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 446 409 145 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 426 388 128 5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 407 369 139 6 8
ATENOLOL 316 285 89 7 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 305 291 102 8 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297 292* 91 9 14
GABAPENTIN 287 235 88 10 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 285 270 88 11 22
METFORMIN HCL 266 240 86 12 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241 218 73 13 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 240 177 86 S3 14 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240 228 78 14 10
FENOFIBRATE* 215 190 67 16 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 176 60 17 17
TEMAZEPAM 211 197 66 B 17 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 200 187 58 19 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193 193 67 20 30
FINASTERIDE 190 190 58 21 74
TRAMADOL HCL 182 166 79 22 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 167 65 22 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 152 71 24 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 170* 53 25 67
ALPRAZOLAM 150 123 54 B 26 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148 116 86 27 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 143 138* 57 28 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135 104 42 S2 29 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 134 123 49 30 140
FUROSEMIDE 131 126* 52 31 11
GLIPIZIDE XL 122 117* 47 32 105
SERTRALINE HCL 122 110 39 32 32
LOVASTATIN 111 106* 34 34 16
CLOPIDOGREL 108 103* 35 35 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 89 33 36 34
ALLOPURINOL 97 92* 33 37 37
LORAZEPAM 95 66 31 B 38 31
GLIPIZIDE 93 88* 29 39 38
NIFEDIPINE ER 91 91 38 40 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90 85* 36 41 101
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 84* 29 42 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88 74 30 43 19
CHLORTHALIDONE 88 75 30 43 153
ADACEL TDAP 84 68 84 45 216
GEMFIBROZIL 83 71 25 46 60
AZITHROMYCIN 81 64 66 47 42
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 70* 20 48 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 68* 21 49 71
PROAIR HFA 73 52 46 49 28
HUMALOG 70 65* 18 51 160
LANTUS 69 64* 15 52 41
RANITIDINE HCL 67 67 23 53 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 60* 18 54 137
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 24 17 R 55 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 55* 20 56 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 55* 46 56 52
ZOSTAVAX 59 54* 59 58 167
CARVEDILOL 59 37 17 58 39
PREDNISONE 58 47 37 60 46
ESTRADIOL 57 52* 20 R 61 79
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 51* 16 62 64
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 49* 15 63 80
PAROXETINE HCL 54 49* 16 63 62
LYRICA 53 48* 17 65 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 37 14 R 66 65
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 Jan. 29, 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.