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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,000Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 4623

$2.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 4623

1,553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,553 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 29,406 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 3,195 2,445 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,900 1,516 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,898 1,378 3 4
TRAMADOL HCL 1,404 888 4 15
OMEPRAZOLE 1,222 789 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,059 799 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 981 667 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 911 647 8 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 854 821 9 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 805 529 10 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 732 527 11 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 724 559 12 19
CRESTOR 690 415 13 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 576 357 14 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 573 430 15 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 532 301 S3 16 3
GLIPIZIDE 515 360 17 49
PAROXETINE HCL 506 306 18 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 501 412 19 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 460 333 20 10
CLOPIDOGREL 454 357 21 31
MELOXICAM 448 334 22 27
PLAVIX 447 360 23 45
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 411 267 R 24 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 403 255 25 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 399 294 26 14
IBUPROFEN 397 228 27 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 351 174 R 28 53
LOVASTATIN 333 261 29 34
JANUVIA 332 227 30 52
TRICOR 323 235 31 88
AZITHROMYCIN 323 218 31 33
GABAPENTIN 318 189 33 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 317 199 34 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 312 290 35 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 303 268 36 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283 180 37 12
NEXIUM 272 160 38 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 271 208 39 43
GLYBURIDE 241 199 R 40 59
LYRICA 226 128 41 66
INSULIN SYRINGE 224 156 42 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 223 163 43 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 215 119 44 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 208 151 45 70
VESICARE 206 154 46 166
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 202 143 47 117
PROAIR HFA 197 109 48 64
MECLIZINE HCL 193 167 49 125
TRAZODONE HCL 192 115 50 42
AMOXICILLIN 191 117 51 95
LOVAZA 180 127 52 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177 160 53 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 172 96 54 121
NAPROXEN 170 110 55 63
FENOFIBRATE 166 102 56 54
SERTRALINE HCL 159 76 57 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 158 95 58 61
FELODIPINE ER 158 129 58 174
HYDROXYZINE HCL 155 110 R 60 138
ACARBOSE 152 110 61 329
GLIPIZIDE ER 152 121 61 86
LEVEMIR 151 102 63 154
LANTUS 148 103 64 44
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 143 104 S3 65 144
PROMETHAZINE HCL 142 61 R 66 93
NOVOLIN 70-30 139 91 67 153
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 138 79 68 200
ATENOLOL 138 86 68 28
CLONIDINE HCL 136 78 70 40
CARVEDILOL 131 114 71 25
ALLOPURINOL 125 87 72 37
NAMENDA 121 107 73 36
DIOVAN 117 103 74 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 117 80 74 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 82 74 23
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 115 41 77 223
SURE COMFORT 114 67 78 282
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 75 78 11
LEVOFLOXACIN 113 82 80 81
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 92 80 212
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 112 75 82 103
GLIMEPIRIDE 108 93 83 38
COMBIVENT 107 75 84 162
DIGOXIN 101 88 85 58
ZETIA 99 66 86 92
RAMIPRIL 99 83 86 76
NIFEDIPINE ER 98 72 88 97
GEMFIBROZIL 97 65 89 94
SYMBICORT 97 48 89 151
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 44 91 75
CYMBALTA 94 66 92 48
VYTORIN 93 85 93 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 72 94 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88 60 95 124
ONGLYZA 84 61 96 192
FAMOTIDINE 83 45 97 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 56 98 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 38 R 99 69
ACTOS 80 54 100 87
CAPTOPRIL 75 58 101 215
NITROSTAT 75 37 101 263
DIOVAN HCT 73 57 103 67
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 72 60 104 147
NABUMETONE 71 49 105 188
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 64 105 108
GLIPIZIDE XL 70 57 107 184
SINGULAIR 70 39 107 83
NASONEX 66 47 109 171
PEN NEEDLE 66 30 109 122
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 65 53 111 353
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 37 111 169
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 49 111 120
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 65 52 111 172
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 65 31 111 167
BENICAR 65 51 111 168
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 58 117 99
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 33 118 103
MIRTAZAPINE 62 48 119 57
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62 47 R 119 145
BYSTOLIC 60 43 121 115
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 59 31 122 406
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 44 123 32
SUCRALFATE 58 38 123 183
NYSTATIN 57 34 125 175
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 38 125 77
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57 56 125 190
INDOMETHACIN 57 22 R 125 312
CELEBREX 55 48 129 89
EVISTA 54 41 130 128
SPIRIVA 53 46 131 79
ATELVIA 53 48 131 217
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 16 131 105
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 0 134 119
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 51 51 135 195
KLOR-CON 10 51 20 135 187
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 34 137 126
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 May 27, 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.