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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,682Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 4623

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 4623

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

3% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 502 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 16,194 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,039 850 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 924 789 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 688 527 S3 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 617 558 4 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 556 517 5 30
NAMENDA 518 473 6 36
TRAZODONE HCL 480 418 7 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 460 425 8 5
EXELON 451 395 9 107
METFORMIN HCL 426 321 10 6
OMEPRAZOLE 335 276 11 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333 288 12 12
LISINOPRIL 310 245 13 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 285 265 14 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 279 235 15 9
FENOFIBRATE 246 181 16 54
KLOR-CON M20 242 225 17 102
GABAPENTIN 238 195 18 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232 173 19 18
NOVOLOG 229 208 20 123
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222 166 21 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 212 195 22 74
LANTUS 210 192 23 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 209 174 24 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 198 171 25 90
CLOPIDOGREL 193 168 26 31
KLOR-CON M10 190 186 27 137
CYMBALTA 186 182 28 48
MIRTAZAPINE 177 177 29 57
SERTRALINE HCL 170 111 30 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163 126 31 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 162 135 32 108
LEVETIRACETAM 158 111 33 114
PLAVIX 144 126 34 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 115 35 46
OLANZAPINE 142 136 36 127
ABILIFY 142 109 36 161
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 130 130 38 190
FAMOTIDINE 123 107 39 82
GENERLAC 117 81 40 240
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 101 41 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 73 42 19
DIOVAN 98 86 43 39
TRAMADOL HCL 96 83 44 15
LACTULOSE 94 67 45 106
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 90 66 R 46 141
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 70 46 32
LYRICA 89 70 48 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 87 70 49 24
AZITHROMYCIN 84 60 50 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82 70 51 14
CRESTOR 81 45 52 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 66 53 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 69 53 116
HUMALOG 79 78 55 186
RISPERIDONE 77 74 56 72
CLONIDINE HCL 77 43 56 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 48 58 105
ALLOPURINOL 72 56 59 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 49 59 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 57 61 91
DIGOXIN 69 66 62 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 59 63 68
ATENOLOL 67 59 64 28
CARVEDILOL 67 62 64 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 57 64 35
SEROQUEL 66 56 67 149
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 66 67 10
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 57 69 163
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 41 R 70 138
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59 58 71 177
NEXIUM 59 43 71 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 49 71 77
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59 41 71 172
SINGULAIR 57 41 75 83
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 52 76 81
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 47 R 76 93
METFORMIN HCL ER 55 40 78 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 43 79 29
JANUVIA 54 37 79 52
FENTANYL 53 40 S2 81 118
PAROXETINE HCL 53 33 81 78
RANITIDINE HCL 52 33 83 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 51 84 135
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 48 84 124
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 47 86 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 Feb. 13, 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.