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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,573Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 161 out of 4623

$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 192 out of 4623

580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

3% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 580 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 13,897 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 844 793 1 1
LISINOPRIL 743 676 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 653 570 3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 606 567 4 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 550 447 S3 5 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 469 420 6 21
SIMVASTATIN 466 410 7 2
FENOFIBRATE 388 321 8 54
LOVASTATIN 369 322 9 34
METFORMIN HCL 362 293 10 6
FUROSEMIDE 348 335 11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319 299 12 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307 288 13 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 275 242 14 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 250 244 15 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 236 211 16 22
TRAMADOL HCL 228 212 17 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 194 18 10
GABAPENTIN 225 181 19 16
ATENOLOL 215 200 20 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204 185 21 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 193 163 22 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 170 170 23 30
NIASPAN 153 142 24 110
PROAIR HFA 151 113 25 64
SPIRIVA 145 137 26 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 144 128 27 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 137 137 28 80
CRESTOR 130 116 29 20
DIOVAN 128 126 30 39
LANTUS 122 108 31 44
EVISTA 117 105 32 128
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115 106 33 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 113 113 34 120
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 108 35 60
NAMENDA 106 106 36 36
GLIPIZIDE 105 103 37 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 81 38 13
CARVEDILOL 103 99 39 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 92 40 11
PREDNISONE 99 93 41 50
CYMBALTA 98 90 42 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 82 R 43 69
SINGULAIR 89 77 44 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 82 45 43
PAROXETINE HCL 86 82 45 78
LEVOXYL 82 78 47 225
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 81 48 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 81 48 77
JANTOVEN 77 77 50 191
CLONIDINE HCL 77 66 50 40
VERAPAMIL ER 69 69 52 96
PREMARIN 67 56 R 53 140
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 67 54 53 117
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 60 53 158
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61 58 56 172
MELOXICAM 61 53 56 27
AZITHROMYCIN 60 53 58 33
PLAVIX 59 53 59 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 47 59 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 55 61 46
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 55 61 143
DIGOXIN 54 54 63 58
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53 46 64 103
LIDODERM 53 40 64 139
CLOPIDOGREL 53 48 64 31
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 45 67 85
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 Jan. 30, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.