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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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52,801Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 4623

$3.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 4623

1,396 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 1,396 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 1,396 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 38,769 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
FUROSEMIDE 2,037 1,599 1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,031 1,377 S3 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,608 1,187 3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,189 957 4 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,118 810 5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,065 880 6 5
LISINOPRIL 1,057 804 7 4
SIMVASTATIN 974 748 8 2
OMEPRAZOLE 934 719 9 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 861 708 10 24
NAMENDA 845 772 11 36
METFORMIN HCL 817 556 12 6
GABAPENTIN 763 554 13 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 638 417 14 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 623 404 15 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 612 511 16 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 587 419 17 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 585 444 18 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 570 410 19 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 567 385 20 90
EXELON 564 527 21 107
CLOPIDOGREL 505 419 22 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 499 467 23 30
SERTRALINE HCL 476 347 24 26
TRAMADOL HCL 474 371 25 15
RISPERIDONE 430 239 26 72
KLOR-CON M20 420 274 27 102
LANTUS 405 232 28 44
NEXIUM 389 279 29 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 362 340 30 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 361 299 31 74
AZITHROMYCIN 355 266 32 33
CARVEDILOL 350 266 33 25
RANITIDINE HCL 348 279 34 47
CLONIDINE HCL 343 261 35 40
PLAVIX 340 285 36 45
FAMOTIDINE 337 252 37 82
MELOXICAM 336 252 38 27
SINGULAIR 331 238 39 83
NOVOLIN R 325 234 40 113
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 320 251 41 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315 245 42 13
LYRICA 312 181 43 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 309 252 44 43
CRESTOR 307 195 45 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306 246 46 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 296 199 47 38
ATENOLOL 291 243 48 28
DIOVAN 288 236 49 39
ALLOPURINOL 269 174 50 37
PROMETHAZINE HCL 258 189 R 51 93
CEPHALEXIN 256 181 52 84
CELEBREX 240 186 53 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 237 182 54 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 236 105 55 77
MIRTAZAPINE 231 218 56 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230 167 57 21
DIGOXIN 227 196 58 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 226 140 R 59 53
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 223 186 60 177
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 221 196 61 116
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 218 153 R 62 69
LEVETIRACETAM 214 121 63 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 210 111 64 120
PAROXETINE HCL 209 173 65 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 205 145 66 68
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 204 174 67 142
HUMULIN R 204 107 67 252
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 203 144 69 41
CYMBALTA 202 96 70 48
SPIRIVA 202 159 70 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 201 171 72 60
ALPRAZOLAM 199 163 73 178
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 198 137 74 158
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 193 160 75 22
IBUPROFEN 188 104 76 65
PREDNISONE 174 135 77 50
TRAZODONE HCL 172 103 78 42
LOVASTATIN 172 159 78 34
RAMIPRIL 171 145 80 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164 110 81 32
SEROQUEL 162 131 82 149
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 162 40 R 82 141
CARISOPRODOL 162 86 R 82 71
AMIODARONE HCL 161 153 85 207
FLUOXETINE HCL 158 114 86 61
BACLOFEN 155 71 87 133
KLOR-CON M10 154 101 88 137
LEVOFLOXACIN 154 118 88 81
BENAZEPRIL HCL 151 114 90 70
NOVOLOG 151 112 90 123
GLYBURIDE 143 100 R 92 59
HUMALOG 143 90 92 186
FINASTERIDE 142 140 94 109
MEGESTROL ACETATE 141 127 R 95 145
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 137 62 96 148
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 136 115 97 216
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 135 85 98 119
DIOVAN HCT 135 79 98 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134 83 100 91
GLIPIZIDE 126 79 101 49
OLANZAPINE 121 91 102 127
SANTYL 120 77 103 213
CEFTRIAXONE 118 100 104 262
TRICOR 118 19 104 88
KLOR-CON 10 117 75 106 187
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 115 91 107 163
SSD 113 85 108 441
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 112 80 109 101
SEROQUEL XR 112 76 109 235
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 111 80 111 117
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110 63 112 132
ZETIA 109 48 113 92
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 107 77 114 126
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 107 93 114 269
NYSTATIN 106 67 116 175
LIDOCAINE HCL 105 86 117 271
HUMULIN N 105 65 117 303
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 59 117 46
CARBAMAZEPINE 104 30 120 180
FENTANYL 104 73 S2 120 118
LEXAPRO 103 86 122 220
HYDROXYZINE HCL 103 78 R 122 138
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 102 69 124 147
NASONEX 101 67 125 171
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 87 126 103
NITROSTAT 95 63 127 263
TOPIRAMATE 94 12 128 197
GEODON 93 75 129 360
CAPTOPRIL 93 82 129 215
ROPINIROLE HCL 91 68 131 108
BENICAR 87 83 132 168
EVISTA 87 84 132 128
FLUCONAZOLE 86 54 134 189
PREMARIN 85 50 R 135 140
LIPITOR 85 42 135 100
ABILIFY 85 48 135 161
INSULIN SYRINGE 84 55 138 85
MECLIZINE HCL 84 83 138 125
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 48 138 105
FLUOCINONIDE 83 73 141 315
PROPRANOLOL HCL 82 59 142 169
DICYCLOMINE HCL 82 55 142 238
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 82 75 R 142 56
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 81 81 145 321
TRILIPIX 81 43 145 150
NAPROXEN 79 35 147 63
GALANTAMINE HBR 79 49 147 348
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 57 147 135
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 60 147 146
ENABLEX 77 63 151 274
PRIMIDONE 74 62 152 260
DETROL LA 73 48 153 196
DILTIAZEM ER 73 61 153 179
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 57 153 99
DRONABINOL 73 66 153 456
MUPIROCIN 72 56 157 159
TRAVATAN Z 71 59 158 248
VERAPAMIL ER 70 67 159 96
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 69 58 160 452
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 50 S3 160 144
LIDODERM 69 55 160 139
GEMFIBROZIL 68 46 163 94
KLOR-CON 8 68 49 163 246
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 39 163 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 53 166 80
DILTIAZEM HCL 66 47 166 273
COMBIVENT 65 56 168 162
NOVOLIN N 65 65 168 237
LACTULOSE 65 42 168 106
PROAIR HFA 64 36 171 64
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 52 171 143
JANUVIA 63 41 173 52
QUINAPRIL HCL 62 50 174 157
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 50 174 218
DOXEPIN HCL 62 39 174 209
CILOSTAZOL 61 37 177 176
METOLAZONE 61 56 177 208
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 44 177 156
METHOCARBAMOL 60 24 R 180 155
LUNESTA 59 29 181 287
HALOPERIDOL 59 28 181 214
DILANTIN 58 49 183 244
SYMBICORT 58 47 183 151
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 58 51 S3 183 280
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 56 186 121
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 44 187 172
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 54 187 97
BUDESONIDE 54 47 189 400
VALPROIC ACID 54 36 189 229
ESTRADIOL 53 35 R 191 130
COUMADIN 52 49 192 371
AGGRENOX 52 44 192 198
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 52 28 192 278
LABETALOL HCL 52 42 192 226
PHENYTOIN 50 22 196 294
TORSEMIDE 50 40 196 164
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 50 30 196 236
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 29 196 98
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 April 26, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.