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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 4623

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 4623

780 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 780 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 780 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 22,002 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

31 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 1,001 907 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 911 863 2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 796 621 S3 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 778 718 4 2
NAMENDA 692 667 5 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 649 614 6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 571 541 7 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 565 544 8 23
LISINOPRIL 513 500 9 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 510 488 10 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 488 437 11 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 462 412 12 24
GABAPENTIN 457 420 13 16
TRAZODONE HCL 349 336 14 42
OMEPRAZOLE 307 279 15 7
CARVEDILOL 304 296 16 25
TRAMADOL HCL 283 273 17 15
SERTRALINE HCL 279 265 18 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 274 225 19 18
PREDNISONE 265 242 20 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 246 242 21 177
TAMSULOSIN HCL 242 208 22 29
METFORMIN HCL 217 205 23 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 216 215 24 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 215 180 25 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 208 207 26 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208 194 26 13
FENOFIBRATE 202 181 28 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 185 29 12
CLOPIDOGREL 194 190 30 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191 179 31 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 179 163 32 38
KLOR-CON M20 168 154 33 102
MIRTAZAPINE 163 160 34 57
NOVOLIN R 163 161 34 113
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159 146 36 22
EXELON 158 158 37 107
OLANZAPINE 152 152 38 127
DIGOXIN 143 143 39 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 137 40 32
LANTUS 139 136 41 44
PLAVIX 138 134 42 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 137 98 R 43 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133 122 44 90
FAMOTIDINE 131 111 45 82
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 129 118 46 121
NEXIUM 126 105 47 17
ATENOLOL 126 125 47 28
DIOVAN 125 125 49 39
FENTANYL 123 108 S2 50 118
CYMBALTA 123 114 50 48
METFORMIN HCL ER 123 113 50 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 111 53 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 112 54 10
CLONIDINE HCL 115 111 55 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107 99 56 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 107 68 R 56 93
FORTICAL 105 82 58 284
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102 88 59 124
MEGESTROL ACETATE 100 99 R 60 145
BUDESONIDE 100 100 60 400
MELOXICAM 98 88 62 27
ALLOPURINOL 97 86 63 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 86 63 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 91 65 19
GLIPIZIDE 92 92 66 49
LEVETIRACETAM 92 65 66 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90 83 68 163
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 85 69 142
CRESTOR 88 75 69 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 87 69 99
SEROQUEL 88 87 69 149
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 75 73 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 80 74 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 82 75 11
RISPERIDONE 73 73 76 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 66 77 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 52 78 126
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 61 78 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 63 R 80 69
ABILIFY 64 64 80 161
LOVASTATIN 63 58 82 34
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 63 61 82 216
BACLOFEN 62 39 84 133
AMIODARONE HCL 62 61 84 207
JANUVIA 61 58 86 52
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 59 53 87 277
PAROXETINE HCL 58 46 88 78
LEXAPRO 57 55 89 220
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 52 90 108
NYSTATIN 54 48 91 175
FINASTERIDE 54 54 91 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 47 91 46
XOPENEX 51 51 94 469
COMBIVENT 51 46 94 162
BENICAR 50 50 96 168
LYRICA 50 47 96 66
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 April 18, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.