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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hematology Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 309

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 309

507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

5% of this provider’s 507 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

42% of this provider’s 507 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 9,204 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $369 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
LISINOPRIL 814 392 1 8
FUROSEMIDE 701 366 2 11
GABAPENTIN 510 224 3 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 495 249 4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 483 208 5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 459 186 S3 6 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 442 122 7 14
PROMETHAZINE HCL 431 49 R 8 22
TRAMADOL HCL 422 136 9 21
SIMVASTATIN 380 213 10 17
OMEPRAZOLE 367 207 11 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 300 196 12 33
NEXIUM 283 125 13 27
TRAZODONE HCL 273 70 14 52
CRESTOR 272 142 15 42
NOVOLOG 261 130 16 54
CYMBALTA 257 84 17 56
LANTUS 244 118 18 41
METFORMIN HCL 239 87 19 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237 146 20 28
CARVEDILOL 199 100 21 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197 126 22 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194 92 23 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 170 24 51
INSULIN SYRINGE 187 68 25 69
ATENOLOL 182 77 26 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 180 115 27 3
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 174 72 28 26
PLAVIX 173 86 29 73
CLOPIDOGREL 172 88 30 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163 93 31 77
SERTRALINE HCL 159 63 32 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 84 33 49
CARISOPRODOL 151 31 R 34 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 151 35 34 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 81 36 44
SINGULAIR 149 48 37 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 149 60 R 37 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 140 41 39 86
LYRICA 137 53 40 64
PROAIR HFA 137 39 40 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 52 42 93
RISPERIDONE 124 72 43 94
LEVOFLOXACIN 119 56 44 35
JANUVIA 117 74 45 72
DIOVAN 116 87 46 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113 62 47 75
RANITIDINE HCL 111 71 48 34
NAMENDA 108 89 49 53
PREDNISONE 107 48 50 9
VENTOLIN HFA 105 30 51 99
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 48 52 100
VOLTAREN 101 45 53 102
METHOCARBAMOL 101 12 R 53 102
NYSTATIN 99 40 55 104
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99 29 R 55 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 45 57 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 35 58 105
SPIRIVA 92 27 59 107
PAROXETINE HCL 91 46 60 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 22 61 85
PREMARIN 86 0 R 61 86
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86 30 61 111
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 85 19 64 112
ABILIFY 84 11 65 79
PEN NEEDLE 83 12 66 113
LIPITOR 83 44 66 78
AZITHROMYCIN 81 30 68 31
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 79 34 69 114
NIFEDICAL XL 78 26 70 117
CLONIDINE HCL 76 21 71 71
RAMIPRIL 76 51 71 119
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 76 26 71 119
NIFEDIPINE ER 75 23 74 121
GLIPIZIDE 74 42 75 124
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 37 75 124
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 71 39 77 126
CEPHALEXIN 70 39 78 84
NITROSTAT 70 26 78 127
NOVOLIN 70-30 68 23 80 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 14 81 82
AMIODARONE HCL 65 61 81 136
LEXAPRO 65 33 81 136
MELOXICAM 64 46 84 59
HYDROXYZINE HCL 64 21 R 84 138
AMITIZA 62 30 86 139
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58 37 87 143
MIRTAZAPINE 58 33 87 47
ALLOPURINOL 58 42 87 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 31 90 145
NASONEX 55 17 91 149
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 35 91 149
BACLOFEN 54 22 93 98
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 29 R 93 152
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 26 95 23
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 33 R 95 153
GLYBURIDE 52 42 R 97 156
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 23 98 37
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 15 98 159
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 24 100 67
HALOPERIDOL 50 27 100 164
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 7, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.