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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,836Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 371 out of 1320

$332K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 371 out of 1320

296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
7% 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

5% of this provider’s 296 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 296 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$57 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.


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 377 324 69 1 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203 191 63 2 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 153 122 19 3 18
LISINOPRIL 148 124 28 4 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 135* 32 5 14
METFORMIN HCL 116 86 25 6 5
ATENOLOL 115 95 20 7 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 108* 25 8 9
PROAIR HFA 112 107* 43 9 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112 107* 21 9 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 111 24 11 33
ALLOPURINOL 105 100* 13 12 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 69 20 S3 12 7
CLONIDINE HCL 104 91 19 14 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101 90 18 15 19
FUROSEMIDE 100 89 21 16 11
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 96 91* 19 17 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91 79 18 18 64
QVAR 90 76 23 19 203
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 90 85* 16 19 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 70 17 21 17
GABAPENTIN 79 57 15 22 12
SIMVASTATIN 78 66 21 23 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70 70 13 24 10
CARVEDILOL 67 53 14 25 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 65 65 12 26 23
GEMFIBROZIL 64 46 12 27 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 57* 13 28 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 61 15 29 76
NEXIUM 59 54* 12 30 91
ALPRAZOLAM 52 47* 16 B 31 26
PREDNISONE 51 46* 15 32 46
CLOPIDOGREL 51 46* 13 32 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50 50 14 34 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50 <11 <11 34 30
DIOVAN 50 <11 <11 34 51
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 April 10, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.