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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 4623

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 4623

919 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

12% of this provider’s 919 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 26,094 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,555 1,360 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,213 1,025 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,099 991 3 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,040 925 4 22
OMEPRAZOLE 941 845 5 7
METFORMIN HCL 935 760 6 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 794 743 10 7 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 749 655 8 5
CRESTOR 612 504 9 20
NEXIUM 580 450 10 17
TRICOR 564 467 10 11 88
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 553 511 12 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 485 476 13 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 472 381 S3 14 3
CARVEDILOL 469 422 15 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 463 393 16 9
LOVAZA 458 351 17 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 451 417 18 11
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 449 401 R 19 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 439 424 20 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 398 358 21 21
TRAMADOL HCL 393 352 22 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 386 371 23 55
FUROSEMIDE 370 341 24 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327 293 25 46
LANTUS 309 271 26 44
CLOPIDOGREL 302 283 27 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272 261 28 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272 258 28 29
JANUVIA 265 224 30 52
GABAPENTIN 258 227 31 16
FENOFIBRATE 257 240 32 54
SERTRALINE HCL 256 221 33 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 254 222 34 18
MELOXICAM 249 231 35 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244 221 36 14
IBUPROFEN 237 161 37 65
PLAVIX 226 207 38 45
GLIPIZIDE 189 174 39 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 189 166 39 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 183 163 41 108
HYDRALAZINE HCL 178 176 42 99
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 150 43 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 175 129 44 91
INSULIN SYRINGE 174 131 45 85
ONGLYZA 170 136 46 192
CELEBREX 167 152 47 89
VOLTAREN 162 150 48 182
ACTONEL 159 156 49 165
DIOVAN HCT 154 151 50 67
ACTOS 144 123 51 87
METFORMIN HCL ER 143 108 52 51
NAMENDA 139 139 53 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 129 118 R 54 69
GLYBURIDE 129 90 R 54 59
ATENOLOL 128 114 56 28
ZETIA 128 98 56 92
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 126 109 58 283
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 114 58 35
DIOVAN 122 122 60 39
FELODIPINE ER 120 117 61 174
NIFEDIPINE ER 101 85 62 97
TRILIPIX 101 91 62 150
RANITIDINE HCL 100 91 64 47
CHLORTHALIDONE 99 86 65 194
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 90 66 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 79 67 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93 68 68 124
MECLIZINE HCL 93 92 68 125
VYTORIN 91 88 70 170
LIPITOR 91 88 70 100
BENICAR 91 78 70 168
MEGESTROL ACETATE 87 75 R 73 145
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 69 74 41
RAMIPRIL 83 82 74 76
CLONIDINE HCL 82 75 76 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 80 73 77 80
PAROXETINE HCL 79 71 78 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 61 79 43
NABUMETONE 72 44 79 188
ALLOPURINOL 70 61 81 37
DILTIAZEM HCL 68 68 82 273
DIGOXIN 66 66 83 58
GLIPIZIDE ER 64 64 84 86
HUMULIN R 64 45 84 252
FAMOTIDINE 63 55 86 82
SINGULAIR 62 47 87 83
QUINAPRIL HCL 59 59 88 157
PREMARIN 59 36 R 88 140
BONIVA 57 54 90 314
WELCHOL 57 35 90 276
MIRTAZAPINE 57 57 90 57
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56 51 R 93 230
ATELVIA 56 56 93 217
JANUMET 55 53 95 136
LEVEMIR 55 42 95 154
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 43 97 117
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 51 43 98 199
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 Feb. 4, 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.