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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,449Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 4623

$979K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 158 out of 4623

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

23% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,696 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 716 705 1 1
NAMENDA 566 553 2 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 498 489 3 30
FUROSEMIDE 471 455 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 419 399 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414 411 6 5
MIRTAZAPINE 383 381 7 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 371 334 8 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 350 311 S3 9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300 280 10 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 294 264 11 90
LISINOPRIL 290 287 12 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285 283 13 14
GABAPENTIN 285 255 13 16
RISPERIDONE 251 251 15 72
SERTRALINE HCL 249 211 16 26
LANTUS 239 237 17 44
TRAMADOL HCL 229 225 18 15
CYMBALTA 208 202 19 48
OMEPRAZOLE 202 198 20 7
METFORMIN HCL 192 183 21 6
TRAZODONE HCL 190 155 22 42
NOVOLOG 181 177 23 123
EXELON 175 172 24 107
RANITIDINE HCL 167 154 25 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160 160 26 13
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 151 149 27 177
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149 137 28 74
RAMIPRIL 144 144 29 76
LACTULOSE 142 132 30 106
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136 134 31 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134 134 32 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 130 119 33 23
CLOPIDOGREL 126 115 34 31
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 124 123 35 142
DIOVAN 115 114 36 39
CARVEDILOL 110 102 37 25
ABILIFY 100 90 38 161
PATANOL 98 98 39 254
FAMOTIDINE 95 93 40 82
PLAVIX 95 95 40 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 92 42 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 88 42 75
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 88 44 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 88 45 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 82 45 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 85 47 81
LEVETIRACETAM 87 68 48 114
ALLOPURINOL 87 87 48 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 85 50 32
LIDODERM 86 83 50 139
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 79 52 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 80 52 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 76 54 77
NYSTATIN 79 78 55 175
LATANOPROST 79 79 55 224
SPIRIVA 77 77 57 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 75 57 35
BACLOFEN 76 62 59 133
DETROL LA 75 75 60 196
NOVOLIN R 74 65 61 113
HUMALOG 69 69 62 186
DILTIAZEM HCL 67 67 63 273
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 66 64 126
VENLAFAXINE HCL 66 66 64 279
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65 55 66 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 56 67 38
CLONIDINE HCL 60 57 68 40
VALPROIC ACID 60 53 68 229
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 58 70 120
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 54 R 71 93
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 71 207
PREDNISONE 55 55 73 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 54 73 68
ATENOLOL 54 54 75 28
FINASTERIDE 53 53 76 109
AGGRENOX 52 49 77 198
DIGOXIN 51 51 78 58
KLOR-CON M20 51 49 78 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 50 78 62
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 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.