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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 337 out of 4623

$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 4623

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

9% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 11,243 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$174 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 617 593 1 22
CRESTOR 605 583 2 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 432 413 3 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 408 363 4 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346 306 5 12
NEXIUM 306 290 6 17
LOVAZA 277 267 7 112
MELOXICAM 274 251 8 27
SIMVASTATIN 263 246 9 2
ZETIA 254 249 10 92
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 250 233 11 277
METFORMIN HCL 236 218 12 6
ACTONEL 230 223 13 165
TRAMADOL HCL 229 209 14 15
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 193 183 R 15 56
AVODART 180 178 16 172
AZITHROMYCIN 174 160 17 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 147 18 19
PATADAY 163 159 18 300
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 151 20 21
HYDROXYZINE HCL 153 146 R 21 138
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 143 22 29
CELEBREX 141 132 23 89
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 126 124 24 80
ONGLYZA 125 123 25 192
WELCHOL 125 123 25 276
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 125 119 25 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 124 122 28 1
OMEPRAZOLE 120 110 29 7
LISINOPRIL 119 110 30 4
PREDNISONE 116 95 31 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113 105 32 158
CARVEDILOL 108 103 33 25
DIOVAN HCT 108 102 33 67
VALACYCLOVIR 98 89 35 366
BYSTOLIC 97 93 36 115
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 92 37 38
BENICAR HCT 93 86 38 203
LIPITOR 89 79 39 100
JANUVIA 87 80 40 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85 79 41 14
SINGULAIR 85 81 41 83
MICARDIS HCT 83 80 43 430
ALLOPURINOL 81 69 44 37
BARACLUDE 78 74 45 489
METFORMIN HCL ER 76 71 46 51
ZOSTAVAX 75 72 47 131
CEPHALEXIN 74 65 48 84
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 70 66 49 283
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69 60 50 11
CLOPIDOGREL 68 65 51 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 63 S3 52 3
JALYN 66 66 52 505
SPIRIVA 65 65 54 79
GABAPENTIN 64 57 55 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 60 56 43
PLAVIX 61 59 57 45
TRILIPIX 60 49 58 150
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 57 R 59 145
AMOXICILLIN 57 49 59 95
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 53 61 62
MECLIZINE HCL 54 49 62 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51 45 63 13
DIOVAN 51 48 63 39
AGGRENOX 51 51 63 198
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 51 63 124
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 Nov. 8, 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.