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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 391

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 391

572 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

2% of this provider’s 572 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 572 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,008 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $166 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 621 459 1 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 523 485 2 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 503 360 S3 3 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 500 350 4 64
NAMENDA 496 426 5 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 495 375 6 25
LISINOPRIL 479 338 7 16
FUROSEMIDE 444 288 8 8
LANTUS 423 308 9 59
SIMVASTATIN 407 308 10 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405 324 11 14
MIRTAZAPINE 392 357 12 61
SERTRALINE HCL 385 257 13 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 317 221 14 21
RANITIDINE HCL 276 215 15 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 271 172 16 126
NOVOLIN R 262 204 17 92
CYMBALTA 261 192 18 90
WARFARIN SODIUM 260 165 19 27
NOVOLOG 260 173 19 128
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 248 165 21 40
OMEPRAZOLE 244 144 22 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 244 137 22 113
LACTULOSE 236 176 24 112
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232 141 25 20
GABAPENTIN 219 117 26 26
LEVETIRACETAM 187 84 27 123
RISPERIDONE 181 142 28 115
TRAZODONE HCL 173 103 29 81
METFORMIN HCL 173 93 29 18
TRAMADOL HCL 168 82 31 29
CARVEDILOL 156 87 32 48
FAMOTIDINE 147 92 33 79
BACLOFEN 146 55 34 137
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 139 71 R 35 157
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 96 36 28
SEROQUEL XR 135 88 37 160
PREDNISONE 133 107 38 3
ABILIFY 128 73 39 136
SPIRIVA 128 95 39 1
CLONIDINE HCL 127 94 41 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 69 42 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 92 43 36
HUMALOG 110 58 44 148
RAMIPRIL 110 102 44 107
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 85 46 39
SEROQUEL 108 81 47 181
GLIPIZIDE 108 77 47 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102 93 49 125
DIGOXIN 100 68 50 55
LATANOPROST 100 80 50 184
PROMETHAZINE HCL 99 62 R 52 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 64 53 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 46 54 98
TRICOR 96 49 55 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 82 56 47
SANTYL 93 75 57 139
CEFUROXIME 90 72 58 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 69 59 2
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 65 59 124
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 64 61 22
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 87 53 61 52
CLOPIDOGREL 84 67 63 43
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84 50 63 109
CARBAMAZEPINE 79 28 65 198
FENOFIBRATE 74 60 66 80
NYSTATIN 73 53 67 157
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 62 68 69
RISPERDAL CONSTA 72 58 68 201
NEXIUM 71 56 70 23
LIDODERM 71 56 70 160
SYMBICORT 68 50 72 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67 24 73 207
SINGULAIR 67 63 73 7
JANUVIA 65 39 75 67
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 48 75 46
ALLOPURINOL 64 40 77 75
RIVASTIGMINE 63 39 78 213
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 78 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61 46 80 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 51 80 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 43 82 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 33 83 133
ONDANSETRON HCL 55 51 83 229
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55 38 R 83 229
PLAVIX 55 48 83 71
PROAIR HFA 55 35 83 5
EXELON 54 53 88 168
RENVELA 53 18 89 238
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 52 90 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 48 91 15
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.