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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 4623

$888K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 200 out of 4623

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

23% of this provider’s 664 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 15,957 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 870 819 1 2
LISINOPRIL 850 753 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 689 575 3 1
METFORMIN HCL 671 540 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 570 463 S3 5 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 562 463 6 11
FUROSEMIDE 496 425 7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 459 368 8 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434 401 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 399 340 10 9
OMEPRAZOLE 367 302 11 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362 307 12 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 356 322 13 22
CRESTOR 352 280 14 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 340 293 15 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304 237 16 12
LOVASTATIN 255 220 17 34
GABAPENTIN 242 190 18 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 230 188 19 35
ATENOLOL 226 203 20 28
SERTRALINE HCL 220 198 21 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187 177 22 21
TRAMADOL HCL 184 164 23 15
NEXIUM 184 129 23 17
FENOFIBRATE 179 173 25 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 178 161 26 24
DIOVAN 158 147 27 39
ALLOPURINOL 158 146 27 37
NAMENDA 153 153 29 36
GLIPIZIDE 153 145 29 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145 105 31 32
TRILIPIX 142 140 32 150
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 141 33 30
AZITHROMYCIN 135 100 34 33
KLOR-CON 10 134 126 35 187
CARVEDILOL 133 113 36 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 130 99 37 70
FELODIPINE ER 124 120 38 174
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124 115 38 60
GLYBURIDE 124 105 R 38 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 114 41 19
CYMBALTA 119 97 42 48
GLIPIZIDE ER 119 103 42 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 119 115 42 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 118 45 29
VERAPAMIL ER 115 98 46 96
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 101 47 18
SYNTHROID 107 97 48 73
CLOPIDOGREL 106 86 49 31
PAROXETINE HCL 103 72 50 78
PROAIR HFA 100 73 51 64
INSULIN SYRINGE 100 79 51 85
NOVOLIN 70-30 96 67 53 153
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 95 89 R 54 56
FAMOTIDINE 95 82 54 82
NIFEDIPINE ER 91 66 56 97
LANTUS 90 66 57 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 65 R 58 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89 79 58 98
TRICOR 84 65 60 88
BENICAR 84 84 60 168
TRAZODONE HCL 84 55 60 42
ACTONEL 84 83 60 165
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 54 R 64 53
PLAVIX 74 65 65 45
CLONIDINE HCL 74 58 65 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72 62 67 124
CARISOPRODOL 71 38 R 68 71
DIGOXIN 69 42 69 58
NIASPAN 68 66 70 110
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 53 71 103
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 57 72 61
VYTORIN 65 55 72 170
PREMARIN 63 51 R 74 140
RANITIDINE HCL 62 46 75 47
BUPROPION XL 62 45 75 219
ENABLEX 61 60 77 274
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 60 78 55
GEMFIBROZIL 56 56 79 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 44 80 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 44 81 99
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 35 81 321
DIOVAN HCT 50 42 81 67
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 22, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.