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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,604Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 29

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 29

1,011 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 1,011 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 27,877 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 1,795 1,577 1 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,325 1,173 2 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,272 1,245 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,254 1,107 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 963 859 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 871 771 6 5
NEXIUM 771 667 7 12
FUROSEMIDE 728 664 8 8
LISINOPRIL 728 628 8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 643 548 10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 608 446 S3 11 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 529 495 12 34
NAPROXEN 523 479 13 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 455 414 14 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 431 406 15 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 430 372 16 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 430 372 16 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 394 348 18 11
GLYBURIDE 381 343 R 19 40
MELOXICAM 380 366 20 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 364 327 21 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 354 351 22 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336 314 23 13
GABAPENTIN 330 294 24 16
TRAMADOL HCL 329 292 25 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302 274 26 46
CARVEDILOL 281 232 27 35
CRESTOR 279 233 28 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 274 257 29 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 265 235 30 31
ATENOLOL 261 246 31 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 253 224 32 71
AZITHROMYCIN 248 222 33 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244 223 34 30
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 239 210 R 35 65
CLOPIDOGREL 229 198 36 38
DIOVAN 228 222 37 43
FENOFIBRATE 220 186 38 36
LACTULOSE 216 178 39 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 200 40 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 205 178 41 64
GLIPIZIDE 205 189 41 41
MECLIZINE HCL 196 187 43 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 189 177 44 49
PLAVIX 187 165 45 62
JANUVIA 177 160 46 74
SERTRALINE HCL 168 146 47 26
LYRICA 163 123 48 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162 140 49 15
NAMENDA 156 145 50 29
ALLOPURINOL 154 133 51 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 153 128 52 104
TRICOR 145 132 53 69
INSULIN SYRINGE 143 109 54 108
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 137 100 R 55 55
RAMIPRIL 134 124 56 51
AVODART 121 119 57 94
DIOVAN HCT 121 98 57 94
LIPITOR 118 103 59 93
ACTOS 118 84 59 115
IBUPROFEN 111 77 61 97
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 110 109 62 88
LANTUS 109 81 63 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108 87 64 118
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 107 87 65 119
CEFUROXIME 106 98 66 120
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 87 67 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101 101 68 52
ACTONEL 100 100 69 121
CLONIDINE HCL 97 82 70 61
GLIPIZIDE ER 95 82 71 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95 78 71 48
LABETALOL HCL 91 74 73 127
HUMULIN 70-30 88 74 74 128
NIFEDICAL XL 88 88 74 128
MEGESTROL ACETATE 87 87 R 76 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 86 76 77 39
SINGULAIR 85 69 78 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 61 79 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79 71 80 66
NIFEDIPINE ER 79 79 80 135
FAMOTIDINE 78 77 82 136
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 74 83 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 67 83 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 67 85 105
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73 71 85 141
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 71 63 87 143
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 41 87 113
NASONEX 70 49 89 145
CYMBALTA 68 54 90 80
CLOTRIMAZOLE 66 52 91 150
VOLTAREN 65 64 92 152
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 64 42 93 153
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 53 94 44
DIGOXIN 62 62 95 70
LEVEMIR 62 59 95 157
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 59 97 165
PROAIR HFA 59 48 97 77
VERAPAMIL ER 58 53 99 166
PEN NEEDLE 58 50 99 166
FINASTERIDE 56 56 101 169
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 55 101 85
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 55 36 103 173
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 104 183
GLIPIZIDE XL 52 52 104 183
CEPHALEXIN 51 47 106 60
ZETIA 51 47 106 78
AMIODARONE HCL 50 42 108 191
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. 6, 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.