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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 22

$741K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 22

1,077 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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 1,077 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,077 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 738 712 236 1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 589 559 151 2 1
LISINOPRIL 514 492 169 3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 470 452 132 4 16
OMEPRAZOLE 456 431 157 5 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 421 416* 118 6 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 364 359* 112 7 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 344 329 98 8 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331 311 101 9 17
FINASTERIDE 306 282 87 10 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 275 264 97 11 33
SIMVASTATIN 274 269* 90 12 4
ATENOLOL 260 255* 67 13 20
TRAMADOL HCL 246 224 114 14 18
METFORMIN HCL 236 215 78 15 14
GABAPENTIN 202 197* 71 16 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 198 198 70 17 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189 184* 51 18 7
FENOFIBRATE* 185 174 59 19 58
FUROSEMIDE 180 175* 76 20 3
ALPRAZOLAM 175 170* 58 B 21 37
INDAPAMIDE 171 166* 46 22 70
TRAZODONE HCL 162 150 62 23 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 156* 68 S3 24 22
SERTRALINE HCL 160 140 49 25 23
CLOPIDOGREL 155 150* 44 26 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147 142* 79 27 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 142* 49 27 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 145 140* 44 29 64
TEMAZEPAM 144 139* 40 B 30 76
ADACEL TDAP 137 132* 137 31 77
AMLODIPINE-ATORVASTATIN 129 124* 43 10 32 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 117* 38 33 84
METFORMIN HCL ER 118 118 41 34 71
NATEGLINIDE 118 118 28 34 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116 116 34 36 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 110* 35 37 26
MIRTAZAPINE 113 108* 39 38 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111 99 32 39 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 109 31 40 45
PROAIR HFA 104 99* 73 41 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 91* 36 42 27
PREDNISONE 94 89* 44 43 34
LIDODERM 93 88* 62 44 67
GLIPIZIDE 91 86* 26 45 40
TERAZOSIN HCL 89 89 24 46 98
LORAZEPAM 85 80* 33 B 47 31
CLONAZEPAM 84 70 26 B 48 74
AZITHROMYCIN 83 78* 72 49 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82 77* 22 50 101
JANUVIA 82 77* 18 50 101
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81 76* 70 52 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 75* 68 53 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78 78 39 54 65
CARVEDILOL 76 71* 19 55 35
ZOSTAVAX 76 71* 76 55 104
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 62 27 57 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 74 74 23 58 10
ALLOPURINOL 71 66* 26 59 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71 66* 30 59 15
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 64* 44 61 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 68 63* 22 62 11
RISPERIDONE 68 63* 13 A 62 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 61* 24 64 115
ZETIA 66 61* 26 64 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 59* 25 66 56
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 64 14 66 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 63 16 A 68 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 57* 23 69 83
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60 55* 16 S2 70 120
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 59 59 20 71 122
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 54* 23 71 122
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57 52* 19 73 124
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57 52* 30 73 39
BACLOFEN 56 51* 24 75 90
DOXEPIN HCL 55 50* 20 76 125
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 50* 17 76 125
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 50* 52 76 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 54 23 79 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 48* 22 S2 80 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 51 15 81 48
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 Aug. 15, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.