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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 143 out of 4623

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 141 out of 4623

1,309 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,309 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,309 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,326 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 656 352 S3 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 554 394 2 2
METFORMIN HCL 492 291 3 6
LISINOPRIL 433 321 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 407 287 5 1
NEXIUM 366 199 6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 363 276 7 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 324 146 8 18
IBUPROFEN 312 179 9 65
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295 251 10 5
OMEPRAZOLE 295 225 10 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289 219 12 19
TRAMADOL HCL 284 164 13 15
DIOVAN HCT 275 178 14 67
FUROSEMIDE 255 189 15 8
CRESTOR 249 182 16 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 156 17 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 140 18 12
GABAPENTIN 192 104 19 16
AZITHROMYCIN 190 103 20 33
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 188 139 R 21 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183 139 22 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 144 23 46
SERTRALINE HCL 170 88 24 26
MELOXICAM 169 124 25 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 139 26 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 138 90 27 105
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 136 91 28 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127 99 29 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 78 30 11
AMOXICILLIN 119 75 31 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116 78 32 43
LANTUS 110 62 33 44
ATENOLOL 107 76 34 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 104 35 30
CLOPIDOGREL 102 85 36 31
JANUVIA 100 74 37 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 87 38 22
DIOVAN 98 93 39 39
PLAVIX 95 81 40 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 47 40 68
CARVEDILOL 93 83 42 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91 16 R 43 53
CARISOPRODOL 90 0 R 44 71
CEFADROXIL 88 50 45 320
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 50 46 35
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 83 51 47 167
BENICAR HCT 81 38 48 203
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 53 49 146
PEN NEEDLE 79 53 50 122
VOLTAREN 79 46 50 182
RAMIPRIL 79 51 50 76
NAPROXEN 77 60 53 63
GLIPIZIDE 75 39 54 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 32 55 38
MUPIROCIN 74 36 55 159
WARFARIN SODIUM 71 59 57 24
NASONEX 71 31 57 171
PROAIR HFA 70 44 59 64
BYSTOLIC 70 47 59 115
LYRICA 69 22 61 66
SPIRIVA 69 52 61 79
PAROXETINE HCL 68 62 63 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 29 R 63 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 34 65 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 47 66 21
VESICARE 64 43 66 166
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 54 68 60
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 53 69 143
JANUMET 57 35 70 136
GLIPIZIDE XL 56 42 71 184
LACTULOSE 56 30 71 106
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 40 71 351
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 35 74 81
TRAZODONE HCL 53 28 75 42
FENOFIBRATE 52 21 76 54
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 30 76 85
GLIPIZIDE ER 51 39 78 86
ALLOPURINOL 51 40 78 37
MECLIZINE HCL 50 44 80 125
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 24 80 147
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. 10, 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.