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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 227 out of 4623

$707K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 356 out of 4623

776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%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

16% of this provider’s 776 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 13,309 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,066 991 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 942 871 2 2
LISINOPRIL 889 842 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 560 530 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 493 469 S3 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 410 394 6 8
CRESTOR 380 371 7 20
NOVOLIN 70-30 351 340 10 8 153
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 347 321 9 19
GLYBURIDE 341 316 R 10 59
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 327 303 11 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322 294 12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308 296 13 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 306 294 14 32
GABAPENTIN 289 265 15 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 253 16 9
TOPROL XL 250 250 17 317
CARVEDILOL 249 227 18 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 244 228 19 80
RANITIDINE HCL 215 209 20 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 194 194 21 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 181 22 13
ALLOPURINOL 166 164 23 37
NEXIUM 164 164 24 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 156 148 25 23
KLOR-CON M10 136 134 26 137
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 136 132 26 98
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 122 28 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 113 29 22
CLONIDINE HCL 113 107 30 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 111 31 30
TRAMADOL HCL 107 103 32 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 96 33 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 96 34 62
ULTRA COMFORT 97 88 10 35 347
PLAVIX 96 84 36 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 82 37 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 73 38 18
VERAPAMIL ER 80 69 39 96
OMEPRAZOLE 79 69 40 7
ETODOLAC 74 71 41 160
PROAIR HFA 71 64 42 64
CLOPIDOGREL 70 62 43 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66 63 44 14
TRAZODONE HCL 64 54 45 42
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 63 46 85
NAPROXEN 63 60 46 63
FINASTERIDE 62 61 48 109
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 59 59 49 321
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 59 49 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 51 R 51 53
AZITHROMYCIN 55 52 52 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 48 53 29
IBUPROFEN 52 46 54 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 52 52 54 24
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 50 56 124
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 Jan. 21, 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.