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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,752Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 105

$8.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 105

572 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

6% of this provider’s 572 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 572 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,072 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

57% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$474 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $423 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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
NORVIR 1,107 94 10 1 1
KALETRA 767 46 10 2 10
TRUVADA 709 38 10 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 700 73 S3 4 6
ISENTRESS 660 44 10 5 3
PREZISTA 646 41 10 6 4
REYATAZ 366 45 7 7
NEXIUM 363 53 8 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 360 16 9 12
INTELENCE 353 23 10 10 17
EPZICOM 313 26 11 8
CARISOPRODOL 253 0 R 12 55
ATRIPLA 250 14 13 5
VALACYCLOVIR 204 16 14 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 202 31 15 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196 0 16 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 37 17 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 35 18 21
ACYCLOVIR 165 35 19 42
LISINOPRIL 165 27 19 9
LEXIVA 157 19 10 21 37
FLUCONAZOLE 155 15 22 24
GABAPENTIN 148 12 23 14
FUROSEMIDE 146 42 24 27
AZITHROMYCIN 144 11 25 38
LYRICA 140 15 26 33
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 136 0 27 86
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 130 0 S3 28 89
AMOXICILLIN 120 0 29 95
OMEPRAZOLE 109 0 30 29
DIOVAN HCT 109 0 30 98
PROAIR HFA 106 12 32 67
MINOCYCLINE HCL 106 33 32 72
TRAMADOL HCL 101 0 34 35
LUNESTA 101 0 34 104
SUSTIVA 99 16 36 22
SODIUM CHLORIDE 93 26 37 44
INVIRASE 93 33 10 37 106
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88 28 39 43
CLONIDINE HCL 85 19 40 110
VIREAD 84 13 41 13
CYMBALTA 83 0 42 113
DIOVAN 81 28 43 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81 12 43 18
DRONABINOL 81 0 43 114
OXANDROLONE 80 0 46 115
MELOXICAM 74 21 47 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73 29 R 48 54
BYSTOLIC 72 0 49 122
SELZENTRY 72 12 49 61
LAMIVUDINE 69 0 51 74
LOVAZA 67 0 52 64
SEROSTIM 66 0 53 127
IBUPROFEN 66 0 53 53
TRIZIVIR 65 16 55 131
LEVETIRACETAM 63 11 56 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 0 57 133
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 19 58 69
TRICOR 60 0 58 77
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 60 14 58 20
HEPARIN SODIUM 59 19 61 135
ATENOLOL 58 0 62 80
CELEBREX 57 0 63 136
PAROXETINE HCL 56 0 64 138
DAPSONE 56 0 64 82
INVANZ 55 20 66 92
MEGACE ES 55 0 R 66 141
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 12 66 49
BARACLUDE 53 0 69 145
ANDROGEL 53 11 S3 69 74
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 0 71 149
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 52 0 S2 71 149
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 0 R 73 100
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 0 R 73 62
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 Dec. 16, 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.