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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,161Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 4623

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 4623

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 594 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 18,655 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 913 794 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 842 703 S3 2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 791 722 3 14
FUROSEMIDE 768 701 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 710 590 5 2
LISINOPRIL 588 533 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 488 431 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 444 372 8 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 429 400 9 30
METFORMIN HCL 378 355 10 6
NAMENDA 372 360 11 36
OMEPRAZOLE 357 304 12 7
MIRTAZAPINE 354 333 13 57
GABAPENTIN 313 264 14 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309 257 15 9
CYMBALTA 308 243 16 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 270 246 17 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 202 18 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 239 188 19 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234 207 20 12
MELOXICAM 230 225 21 27
TRAZODONE HCL 228 201 22 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 214 150 23 74
RISPERIDONE 214 170 23 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210 151 25 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197 174 26 13
CARVEDILOL 197 152 26 25
CLONIDINE HCL 185 161 28 40
SERTRALINE HCL 166 162 29 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164 130 30 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 162 148 31 90
DIGOXIN 158 145 32 58
LANTUS 154 136 33 44
CLOPIDOGREL 152 121 34 31
ATENOLOL 145 128 35 28
TRAMADOL HCL 141 106 36 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134 107 37 22
NEXIUM 127 112 38 17
PLAVIX 121 95 39 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119 116 40 11
OLANZAPINE 118 88 41 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 104 41 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 117 83 43 119
TRICOR 116 74 44 88
NOVOLIN R 115 80 45 113
GLIPIZIDE 114 100 46 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 112 74 R 47 93
SEROQUEL 100 73 48 149
AZITHROMYCIN 99 89 49 33
NIFEDIPINE ER 94 56 50 97
FINASTERIDE 93 93 51 109
GLYBURIDE 90 72 R 52 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 88 53 116
PREDNISONE 88 77 53 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 74 55 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 71 56 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 73 56 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 76 58 132
CELEBREX 82 82 59 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 81 60 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81 62 60 148
BACLOFEN 80 53 62 133
DIOVAN 80 68 62 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 66 64 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL 75 75 65 279
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 52 R 65 141
RAMIPRIL 73 68 67 76
CARISOPRODOL 73 27 R 67 71
LYRICA 72 57 69 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 60 69 60
SPIRIVA 72 63 69 79
LIPITOR 71 57 72 100
LOVASTATIN 70 51 73 34
PROAIR HFA 70 64 73 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 41 75 91
ALLOPURINOL 67 67 76 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 51 76 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 64 78 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65 49 79 21
CRESTOR 65 61 79 20
CEPHALEXIN 65 56 79 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 49 82 68
FENTANYL 63 58 S2 83 118
PREMARIN 61 61 R 84 140
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59 55 85 190
GLIPIZIDE XL 58 58 86 184
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 49 86 98
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 34 88 169
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 44 R 88 53
PAROXETINE HCL 56 40 88 78
VENTOLIN HFA 55 38 91 134
NOVOLOG 55 51 91 123
LEVETIRACETAM 55 32 91 114
EXELON 55 55 91 107
LEXAPRO 52 46 95 220
BYSTOLIC 52 41 95 115
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 51 97 126
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 June 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.