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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,369Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 823

$854K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 823

389 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

4% of this provider’s 389 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 389 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,217 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 761 352 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 413 280 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 406 295 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363 276 4 3
LISINOPRIL 329 245 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 280 211 6 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258 140 7 30
METFORMIN HCL 255 197 8 14
NEXIUM 194 116 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186 128 10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 110 10 22
CARISOPRODOL 184 23 R 12 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178 101 13 17
OMEPRAZOLE 171 121 14 5
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 167 105 15 297
PREDNISONE 162 104 16 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 142 119 17 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 77 18 29
GABAPENTIN 132 96 19 8
CLOPIDOGREL 131 103 20 16
TRAMADOL HCL 127 98 21 15
CRESTOR 117 98 22 20
AZITHROMYCIN 115 72 23 48
PLAVIX 114 92 24 25
GLIPIZIDE 112 79 25 105
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 108 62 26 238
DONEPEZIL HCL 107 104 27 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 73 28 13
CLONIDINE HCL 99 85 29 41
CELEBREX 98 86 30 115
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 78 31 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 75 32 49
CARVEDILOL 87 68 33 12
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80 15 R 34 158
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 79 34 23
DIOVAN 79 67 36 35
ALLOPURINOL 79 60 36 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 49 38 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 59 39 99
MUPIROCIN 75 39 40 218
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 43 41 87
PROAIR HFA 72 34 42 131
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72 49 42 9
GLYBURIDE 72 45 R 42 150
LOVAZA 70 58 45 117
NAMENDA 69 69 46 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 51 46 193
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 53 48 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 68 37 48 34
FLUCONAZOLE 67 32 50 271
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 56 51 51
SERTRALINE HCL 65 50 52 38
NITROSTAT 63 45 53 139
ZETIA 62 41 54 100
CYMBALTA 61 14 55 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 44 56 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 21 R 57 89
BENICAR 56 34 57 232
LANTUS 56 34 57 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 30 60 68
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 13 R 61 63
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 29 61 125
LYRICA 51 16 63 58
NYSTATIN 50 40 64 334
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 40 64 50
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 16, 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.