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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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101,493Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 4623

$6.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 4623

1,559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,559 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 1,559 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 66,824 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

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

65 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 3,078 2,105 10 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 3,070 1,908 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 3,049 2,185 10 3 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,944 1,783 S3 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,567 1,956 5 5
NAMENDA 2,430 2,086 10 6 36
LISINOPRIL 2,237 1,564 7 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 2,193 1,422 10 8 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2,058 1,590 10 9 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,007 1,669 10 30
TRAZODONE HCL 1,976 1,132 10 11 42
MIRTAZAPINE 1,821 1,446 10 12 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,697 1,316 13 9
NOVOLIN R 1,472 1,023 10 14 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,471 828 10 15 90
RANITIDINE HCL 1,420 872 16 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,281 911 17 23
FAMOTIDINE 1,149 907 10 18 82
RISPERIDONE 1,142 555 19 72
GABAPENTIN 1,110 615 20 16
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,048 311 R 21 141
LANTUS 1,019 627 22 44
METFORMIN HCL 997 501 23 6
CLONIDINE HCL 991 679 10 24 40
TRAMADOL HCL 957 618 25 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 938 761 26 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 930 345 27 148
OMEPRAZOLE 930 525 27 7
CYMBALTA 916 524 29 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 905 593 30 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 805 695 31 22
SEROQUEL 793 503 10 32 149
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 741 414 33 18
LEVETIRACETAM 732 404 34 114
CARVEDILOL 732 522 34 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 728 510 36 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 712 543 10 37 81
SERTRALINE HCL 702 476 38 26
OLANZAPINE 689 337 39 127
HALOPERIDOL 668 256 10 40 214
CLOPIDOGREL 655 504 41 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 641 441 42 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 579 393 43 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 565 434 44 99
MELOXICAM 565 402 44 27
PROMETHAZINE HCL 556 336 R 46 93
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 546 258 10 47 119
TAMSULOSIN HCL 545 418 48 29
EXELON 544 479 49 107
GLIPIZIDE 542 354 50 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 538 305 51 91
KLOR-CON M10 520 370 10 52 137
JANTOVEN 486 309 53 191
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 475 342 54 12
RAMIPRIL 468 350 55 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 461 359 56 60
NEXIUM 455 293 57 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 449 347 58 177
DIGOXIN 439 399 59 58
KLOR-CON M20 430 282 60 102
PLAVIX 414 319 61 45
ABILIFY 407 248 62 161
NOVOLOG 406 247 63 123
LACTULOSE 387 188 64 106
LEVEMIR 384 225 10 65 154
CLOZAPINE 378 49 66 326
FLUOXETINE HCL 374 134 67 61
DIOVAN 361 289 68 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 356 295 69 116
ATENOLOL 349 220 70 28
NUEDEXTA 345 119 10 71 379
NYSTATIN 333 215 72 175
BACLOFEN 333 116 72 133
CEPHALEXIN 328 214 74 84
TRAVATAN Z 328 220 74 248
VIMPAT 324 118 76 265
LYRICA 322 182 77 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 317 234 78 43
PREDNISONE 317 259 78 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 317 167 78 135
HUMULIN R 309 252 10 81 252
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 308 192 82 269
GLYBURIDE 306 222 R 83 59
GLUCAGEN 305 202 10 84 331
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 300 229 85 11
JANUVIA 289 144 86 52
VALPROIC ACID 288 123 87 229
LEXAPRO 287 190 88 220
LATANOPROST 285 206 89 224
ADVAIR DISKUS 276 163 90 62
FORTICAL 276 229 90 284
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 275 157 92 35
CARBAMAZEPINE 274 112 93 180
DILANTIN 263 108 94 244
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 258 191 95 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 253 127 96 124
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 245 204 97 142
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 241 178 98 172
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 236 145 99 68
NAPROXEN 236 132 99 63
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 228 90 R 101 410
LAMOTRIGINE 221 82 102 227
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 219 131 103 120
PREMARIN 216 93 R 104 140
HYDROXYZINE HCL 212 161 R 105 138
NIFEDIPINE ER 210 119 106 97
TOPIRAMATE 207 104 107 197
FLUCONAZOLE 203 157 108 189
HUMALOG 200 141 109 186
PROPRANOLOL HCL 195 80 110 169
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 192 139 111 278
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 191 97 10 112 352
NOVOLIN 70-30 190 147 113 153
CLONIDINE 188 119 114 264
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 188 66 R 114 53
DETROL LA 188 122 114 196
OXCARBAZEPINE 185 53 117 290
SANTYL 184 133 118 213
ARICEPT 180 154 119 404
GLIMEPIRIDE 180 135 119 38
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 178 71 10 121 381
ZYPREXA 177 80 122 395
LIDODERM 175 118 123 139
SPIRIVA 172 136 124 79
CRESTOR 172 125 124 20
PATANOL 170 110 126 254
LIPITOR 168 114 127 100
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 166 141 128 321
FENTANYL 166 101 S2 128 118
SINGULAIR 162 132 130 83
PAROXETINE HCL 159 107 131 78
GENERLAC 157 80 132 240
PENTOXIFYLLINE 156 89 133 245
NITROSTAT 151 105 134 263
AMANTADINE 149 59 135 411
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 147 81 136 163
AZITHROMYCIN 145 108 137 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 135 138 21
ZETIA 142 94 139 92
NIASPAN 141 45 140 110
GLIPIZIDE ER 141 95 140 86
ALLOPURINOL 140 64 142 37
TIMOLOL MALEATE 140 116 142 453
LOXAPINE 137 48 144 386
MUPIROCIN 136 87 145 159
ROPINIROLE HCL 136 114 145 108
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 134 112 147 190
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 132 115 148 98
LIDOCAINE HCL 131 89 149 271
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 129 100 R 150 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128 100 151 132
GEMFIBROZIL 126 52 152 94
AGGRENOX 123 110 153 198
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121 82 154 126
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 120 102 155 373
GEODON 119 63 156 360
NITROFURANTOIN 118 109 157 243
MEGESTROL ACETATE 116 108 R 158 145
CEFTRIAXONE 116 84 158 262
MEGACE ES 116 87 R 158 389
LITHIUM CARBONATE 115 32 161 349
SUCRALFATE 114 83 162 183
AMIODARONE HCL 112 102 163 207
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 111 98 164 398
BUMETANIDE 110 62 165 211
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 109 91 166 216
LOVASTATIN 108 83 167 34
IBUPROFEN 107 73 168 65
GALANTAMINE HBR 107 64 168 348
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 106 75 170 117
PRIMIDONE 104 54 171 260
BUPROPION HCL SR 101 74 172 233
LABETALOL HCL 99 55 173 226
ACTOS 99 44 173 87
RISPERDAL CONSTA 98 34 175 313
SPS 97 89 176 419
COMBIGAN 97 94 176 417
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 84 176 156
HYDROCORTISONE 95 37 179 266
VENTOLIN HFA 94 61 180 134
PROCRIT 93 78 181 442
ENABLEX 92 48 182 274
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 91 73 183 334
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 74 183 80
TRICOR 90 46 185 88
CELEBREX 90 32 185 89
FINASTERIDE 89 69 187 109
VESICARE 85 80 188 166
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 84 21 R 189 411
COMBIVENT 83 54 190 162
METOLAZONE 82 40 191 208
RIVASTIGMINE 82 81 191 375
VENLAFAXINE HCL 80 62 193 279
GLIPIZIDE XL 79 69 194 184
CALCITONIN-SALMON 79 71 194 270
THIOTHIXENE 78 49 196 489
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77 197 19
DILTIAZEM HCL 77 61 197 273
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76 51 199 101
TRANSDERM-SCOP 73 37 200 495
SAPHRIS 71 31 201 462
ENULOSE 70 29 202 464
NOVOLIN N 70 56 202 237
CILOSTAZOL 70 70 202 176
SYMBICORT 69 61 205 151
PHENYTOIN 68 21 206 294
KETOCONAZOLE 68 34 206 250
RENVELA 67 42 208 377
QUINAPRIL HCL 65 55 209 157
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 53 210 158
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 35 210 167
PERPHENAZINE 63 0 212 512
MINOXIDIL 63 49 212 435
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 62 27 214 515
METHADONE HCL 61 35 S2 215 193
PRISTIQ ER 61 27 215 323
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 30 217 111
CEFUROXIME 59 50 218 152
AMOXICILLIN 59 29 218 95
SENSIPAR 58 36 220 450
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 58 24 220 474
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 58 41 R 220 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 45 220 281
PHENADOZ 56 51 10 224 530
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 36 225 70
INVEGA SUSTENNA 54 0 226 475
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 29 226 41
CALCIUM ACETATE 54 31 226 425
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54 35 226 206
LOPERAMIDE 53 45 230 541
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 36 230 147
PRADAXA 52 39 232 322
NYSTOP 52 34 232 432
CARISOPRODOL 50 19 R 234 71
CARAFATE 50 33 234 391
LUMIGAN 50 38 234 558
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 Oct. 2, 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.