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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,554Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 303 out of 4623

$749K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 306 out of 4623

776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

2% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,232 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 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 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,176 662 S3 1 3
LOVASTATIN 614 522 2 34
LISINOPRIL 600 493 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 451 341 4 7
METFORMIN HCL 436 310 5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300 190 6 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 288 237 7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273 210 8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257 230 9 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 245 147 10 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242 226 11 21
SIMVASTATIN 226 179 12 2
FUROSEMIDE 207 152 13 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 139 14 10
GLIPIZIDE 182 141 15 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167 144 16 22
TRAMADOL HCL 166 126 17 15
NEXIUM 161 109 18 17
GLYBURIDE 140 113 R 19 59
AMOXICILLIN 136 100 20 95
GABAPENTIN 122 79 21 16
IBUPROFEN 120 83 22 65
PROMETHAZINE HCL 110 50 R 23 93
ACTOS 108 84 24 87
PROAIR HFA 107 68 25 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 101 25 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102 66 27 41
DIOVAN 98 72 28 39
PAROXETINE HCL 97 70 29 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 79 30 43
FENOFIBRATE 94 70 31 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93 45 R 32 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 73 33 62
CRESTOR 89 60 34 20
SERTRALINE HCL 86 39 35 26
CYMBALTA 81 63 36 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 76 36 29
PLAVIX 80 67 38 45
PREDNISONE 80 67 38 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 37 40 61
CLARITHROMYCIN 77 53 41 362
VERAPAMIL HCL 75 60 42 339
CLONIDINE HCL 74 65 43 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72 70 44 14
LIDODERM 71 47 45 139
ATENOLOL 70 70 46 28
VERAPAMIL ER 69 63 47 96
CLOPIDOGREL 68 55 48 31
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 51 49 85
GEMFIBROZIL 64 45 50 94
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 56 51 97
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 56 52 24
CARVEDILOL 57 46 53 25
AZITHROMYCIN 55 38 54 33
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 41 54 117
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 45 56 19
RANITIDINE HCL 53 40 57 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 33 58 124
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 52 58 30
FENTANYL 51 14 S2 60 118
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 July 17, 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.