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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 4623

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 4623

751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

4% of this provider’s 751 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 751 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 16,656 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,452 865 S3 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,215 996 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 839 698 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 796 621 4 1
LISINOPRIL 730 521 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 586 446 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 486 421 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 442 352 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 425 285 9 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 387 298 10 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 363 306 11 19
NEXIUM 359 244 12 17
AZITHROMYCIN 310 202 13 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 297 231 14 38
CLOPIDOGREL 289 199 15 31
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 289 220 R 15 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281 218 17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 220 18 10
TRAMADOL HCL 265 186 19 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 259 219 20 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258 210 21 46
ATENOLOL 253 160 22 28
CRESTOR 236 180 23 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 234 172 24 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228 169 25 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 224 160 26 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220 170 27 14
GABAPENTIN 207 141 28 16
MELOXICAM 196 150 29 27
AMOXICILLIN 182 122 30 95
LOVASTATIN 177 149 31 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 176 124 32 55
PLAVIX 172 134 33 45
CLONIDINE HCL 168 105 34 40
IBUPROFEN 165 122 35 65
DIOVAN 159 145 36 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158 143 37 22
RANITIDINE HCL 149 98 38 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 108 39 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 140 111 40 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131 105 41 35
LANTUS 129 103 42 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 126 77 43 105
PREDNISONE 125 97 44 50
GLIPIZIDE ER 121 92 45 86
GLYBURIDE 120 87 R 46 59
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 118 57 47 236
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 84 48 60
FAMOTIDINE 105 78 49 82
PEN NEEDLE 104 56 50 122
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104 81 R 50 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 102 96 52 30
SERTRALINE HCL 101 91 53 26
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 101 62 53 223
TRICOR 95 28 55 88
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 92 65 56 80
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 92 50 56 206
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 62 58 70
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 89 38 59 167
HYDROXYZINE HCL 88 48 R 60 138
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86 59 61 99
CARVEDILOL 85 73 62 25
ALLOPURINOL 84 49 63 37
INSULIN SYRINGE 83 75 64 85
DIOVAN HCT 80 64 65 67
MUPIROCIN 77 47 66 159
VENTOLIN HFA 76 41 67 134
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 46 68 111
WARFARIN SODIUM 73 45 69 24
UNIFINE PENTIPS 70 40 70 503
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69 44 71 101
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69 51 71 147
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 67 64 73 190
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 44 74 11
ZETIA 66 49 74 92
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66 55 74 103
BACLOFEN 66 58 74 133
NAPROXEN 63 56 78 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 50 79 77
VESICARE 62 49 79 166
DIGOXIN 62 38 79 58
PAROXETINE HCL 61 31 82 78
PROAIR HFA 61 51 82 64
CYMBALTA 60 20 84 48
MEGESTROL ACETATE 60 58 R 84 145
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 34 84 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 44 87 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 39 88 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 36 88 132
GEMFIBROZIL 56 25 90 94
CEPHALEXIN 54 39 91 84
GLIPIZIDE 53 38 92 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 30 R 92 93
LIPITOR 53 43 92 100
CELEBREX 52 45 95 89
LYRICA 52 24 95 66
NAMENDA 50 50 97 36
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 9, 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.