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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,061Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 59

$850K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 59

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Texas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,007 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Texas
LISINOPRIL 558 506 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554 476 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 551 444 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 506 407 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 482 455 5 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 379 339 6 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377 308 S3 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355 325 8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 330 281 9 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 315 315 10 24
MIRTAZAPINE 291 269 11 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 291 283 11 30
TRAMADOL HCL 267 233 13 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 265 241 14 25
METFORMIN HCL 207 141 15 6
TRAZODONE HCL 206 192 16 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201 174 17 11
GABAPENTIN 178 146 18 13
NAMENDA 177 177 19 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 176 132 20 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 153 21 27
RISPERIDONE 172 164 22 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 144 23 12
SERTRALINE HCL 156 132 23 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150 140 25 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 113 25 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 131 27 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 124 106 28 60
CLOPIDOGREL 117 114 29 35
CARVEDILOL 111 96 30 31
DIOVAN 108 98 31 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100 85 32 34
PAROXETINE HCL 99 87 33 88
NEXIUM 98 64 34 14
PLAVIX 94 93 35 54
LACTULOSE 89 84 36 109
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 89 89 36 188
GLIPIZIDE 88 85 38 52
PREDNISONE 87 79 39 40
MELOXICAM 86 74 40 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 70 40 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 76 42 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 78 42 18
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 83 44 122
EXELON 83 83 44 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 83 44 62
DIGOXIN 83 83 44 64
CLONIDINE HCL 82 44 48 55
LIDODERM 80 78 49 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 76 50 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 49 50 98
ALLOPURINOL 76 65 52 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 54 53 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 67 54 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 47 R 55 139
SEROQUEL 72 62 56 90
TRICOR 72 66 56 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 60 56 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 71 59 76
BACLOFEN 71 64 59 159
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 60 61 58
LANTUS 66 64 62 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 46 63 135
LEVETIRACETAM 61 60 64 89
IBUPROFEN 60 30 65 62
METHOCARBAMOL 60 55 R 65 220
AZITHROMYCIN 59 44 67 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 48 67 61
LIPITOR 58 55 69 83
NOVOLOG 58 45 69 123
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 57 71 141
FAMOTIDINE 56 52 72 66
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 55 73 82
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 33 73 226
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 51 73 93
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 34 76 47
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 46 76 172
SPIRIVA 52 49 78 78
MUPIROCIN 52 52 78 153
KLOR-CON M10 52 52 78 154
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 44 R 81 161
CYMBALTA 50 44 82 57
ATENOLOL 50 48 82 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 34 82 102
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Nov. 2, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.