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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 4623

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 4623

941 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 941 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 12,960 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 1,197 629 S3 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 702 613 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 599 475 3 1
NEXIUM 540 337 4 17
OMEPRAZOLE 490 386 5 7
METFORMIN HCL 430 360 6 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 419 282 7 18
IBUPROFEN 389 254 8 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 346 316 9 22
LISINOPRIL 344 269 10 4
FUROSEMIDE 304 254 11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247 182 12 12
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 208 193 R 13 56
ALLOPURINOL 190 120 14 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182 155 15 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 150 16 13
NAPROXEN 165 141 17 63
CLOPIDOGREL 162 146 18 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 158 109 19 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157 106 20 9
GLYBURIDE 156 126 R 21 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 127 22 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 123 23 29
TRAMADOL HCL 151 96 24 15
ACTOS 148 136 25 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 122 26 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 144 137 27 30
BENICAR HCT 135 100 28 203
PLAVIX 126 104 29 45
CRESTOR 125 100 30 20
GLIPIZIDE ER 125 94 30 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 118 32 35
MELOXICAM 122 95 33 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121 106 34 21
JANUVIA 117 81 35 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 94 36 10
GABAPENTIN 108 89 37 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 87 38 38
SINGULAIR 104 89 39 83
CELEBREX 99 68 40 89
CARVEDILOL 97 82 41 25
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 95 61 42 117
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 93 51 S3 43 280
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91 84 S3 44 144
DIOVAN 91 62 44 39
DIOVAN HCT 89 76 46 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89 73 46 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 71 48 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82 61 49 105
JANUMET 82 59 49 136
LYRICA 81 47 51 66
CARISOPRODOL 81 35 R 51 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 61 53 132
WARFARIN SODIUM 78 77 54 24
PREMARIN 78 66 R 54 140
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 68 56 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 59 56 81
TRICOR 75 47 58 88
CYMBALTA 72 40 59 48
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 56 60 103
ACTOPLUS MET 70 45 61 354
BENICAR 70 62 61 168
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 58 61 68
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70 64 R 61 230
CILOSTAZOL 68 62 65 176
CEFDINIR 67 45 66 129
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66 52 67 147
GLIPIZIDE 66 42 67 49
AVODART 65 59 69 172
HYDROXYZINE HCL 64 59 R 70 138
ACTONEL 63 61 71 165
VOLTAREN 63 47 71 182
ATENOLOL 61 46 73 28
DIGOXIN 59 54 74 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 41 74 75
BYSTOLIC 59 41 74 115
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 36 77 126
DEXILANT 58 50 77 232
AMOXICILLIN 56 39 79 95
SYNTHROID 56 52 79 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 37 R 81 53
PROAIR HFA 52 34 82 64
SERTRALINE HCL 52 38 82 26
PREDNISONE 52 36 82 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 29 82 61
TRILIPIX 50 21 86 150
MECLIZINE HCL 50 47 86 125
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 Dec. 30, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.