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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 946

$935K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 946

1,058 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,058 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,058 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 815 701 196 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 807 721 226 2 3
ATENOLOL 553 487 138 3 15
LISINOPRIL 500 435 148 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468 430 144 5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 423 325 114 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 422 331 115 7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 390 298 99 S3 8 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 378 308 108 9 77
OMEPRAZOLE 376 300 123 10 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370 327 99 11 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349 311 88 12 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 323 301 79 13 11
FUROSEMIDE 317 286 111 14 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282 248 81 15 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274 252 92 16 17
LORAZEPAM 265 260* 63 B 17 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251 221 45 18 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247 207 70 19 24
CLOPIDOGREL 241 212 64 20 19
GLIPIZIDE 232 199 65 21 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 227 202 81 22 28
GABAPENTIN 198 153 55 23 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177 145 53 24 18
TRAMADOL HCL 161 149 74 25 25
FINASTERIDE 159 137 40 26 60
TERAZOSIN HCL 152 147* 38 27 71
PAROXETINE HCL 151 130 38 28 55
JANUVIA 148 124 38 29 68
PROAIR HFA 135 104 82 30 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 112 47 S2 31 39
ALLOPURINOL 131 119 34 32 35
PREDNISONE 128 99 71 33 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127 99 53 34 23
CARVEDILOL 118 107 32 35 37
LANTUS 118 98 31 35 36
ALPRAZOLAM 111 89 26 B 37 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104 86 28 38 62
RANITIDINE HCL 101 96* 29 39 32
SERTRALINE HCL 101 71 29 39 26
SPIRIVA 96 82 24 41 75
LOVASTATIN 93 76 25 42 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 74 68 43 50
TEMAZEPAM 89 84* 16 B 44 57
HUMULIN 70-30 89 58 19 44 233
GEMFIBROZIL 86 57 25 46 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 70 27 47 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 78* 30 48 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78 73* 25 49 118
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 58 21 50 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 76 20 50 87
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75 70* 24 S3 52 133
CITALOPRAM HBR 75 60 19 52 21
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 75 70* 44 52 341
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 72 67* 32 55 115
AZITHROMYCIN 72 67* 50 55 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 60 19 57 94
INSULIN SYRINGE* 69 64* 23 58 89
CLONIDINE HCL 67 52 18 59 63
OXYCODONE HCL 66 40 14 S2 60 41
GLIPIZIDE XL 65 60* 18 61 113
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 49 21 61 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 44 18 63 52
CEPHALEXIN 63 58* 42 63 95
HUMALOG 63 32 20 63 131
ESTRADIOL 62 48 16 R 66 100
ZETIA 62 50 11 66 73
INSULIN SYRINGE* 61 39 21 68 89
LANSOPRAZOLE 60 55* 13 69 244
KLOR-CON 10 60 40 18 69 99
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 44 36 69 239
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 52* 14 72 88
DILT-XR 57 57 14 72 200
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 51* 15 74 33
DIAZEPAM 55 44 16 B 75 101
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 50* 45 75 83
CYMBALTA 55 43 11 75 54
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 49* 18 78 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 48* 17 79 65
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 48* 14 79 80
OXYCONTIN 51 <11 <11 S2 81 126
TRAZODONE HCL 51 40 12 81 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 35 15 83 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 50 15 83 67
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 8, 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.