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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,024Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 4623

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 4623

754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 754 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 754 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,755 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

35 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 1,131 757 S3 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 910 704 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 826 664 3 8
RAMIPRIL 721 647 10 4 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 672 520 5 14
NAMENDA 637 571 6 36
SIMVASTATIN 628 513 7 2
LISINOPRIL 583 473 8 4
OMEPRAZOLE 579 440 9 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 558 516 10 30
RISPERIDONE 478 347 11 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 456 350 12 23
MIRTAZAPINE 446 389 13 57
METFORMIN HCL 410 262 14 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 405 375 15 24
GABAPENTIN 396 291 16 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 395 322 17 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 366 338 18 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 338 296 19 116
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319 274 20 9
MELOXICAM 313 259 21 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311 232 22 5
TRAMADOL HCL 267 187 23 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 261 212 24 74
GLIPIZIDE 259 227 25 49
SERTRALINE HCL 254 195 26 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 201 27 10
CARVEDILOL 234 182 28 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 224 171 29 135
CYMBALTA 200 87 30 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197 128 31 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 121 32 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 179 121 33 38
CLOPIDOGREL 173 149 34 31
TRAZODONE HCL 168 126 35 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 165 107 36 90
NOVOLIN R 163 129 37 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 159 96 38 148
AZITHROMYCIN 150 113 39 33
LANTUS 149 130 40 44
RANITIDINE HCL 144 111 41 47
DIGOXIN 144 119 41 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 85 43 77
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 128 68 R 44 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 97 45 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 127 80 45 68
FENTANYL 127 95 S2 45 118
NEXIUM 126 81 48 17
PROMETHAZINE HCL 124 75 R 49 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123 102 50 75
CLONIDINE HCL 117 83 51 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117 92 51 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114 87 53 91
ABILIFY 110 49 54 161
LACTULOSE 110 43 54 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 87 56 32
CELEBREX 105 98 57 89
LYRICA 103 55 58 66
NASONEX 99 76 59 171
CRESTOR 96 80 60 20
CARBAMAZEPINE 95 61 61 180
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 75 62 12
SPIRIVA 93 70 63 79
ATENOLOL 93 79 63 28
PLAVIX 91 76 65 45
VESICARE 89 45 66 166
SEROQUEL 89 74 66 149
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 70 68 29
JANUVIA 88 73 68 52
DETROL LA 88 73 68 196
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 40 71 35
PREDNISONE 84 45 72 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 65 73 156
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 67 73 81
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 31 73 119
CARISOPRODOL 80 24 R 76 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 79 77 108
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 43 78 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 58 79 62
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 76 38 R 79 141
CEFUROXIME 75 65 81 152
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75 50 81 163
FAMOTIDINE 74 57 83 82
SINGULAIR 73 50 84 83
ALLOPURINOL 72 62 85 37
CEPHALEXIN 72 63 85 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 71 47 87 334
GLYBURIDE 70 38 R 88 59
OLANZAPINE 70 49 88 127
SINGLE USE SWAB 70 63 88 453
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 41 91 120
DIOVAN 68 57 92 39
LEVETIRACETAM 67 34 93 114
KLOR-CON M20 66 49 94 102
FLUCONAZOLE 66 48 94 189
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 59 96 85
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 46 96 124
NIASPAN 63 30 98 110
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 42 99 99
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 54 99 153
DIPYRIDAMOLE 59 59 R 101 407
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59 55 101 177
BACLOFEN 59 22 101 133
AMOXICILLIN 58 42 104 95
SYMBICORT 57 44 105 151
METHOTREXATE 57 26 105 289
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 29 107 126
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 27 108 19
PAROXETINE HCL 50 25 109 78
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 25, 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.