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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,296Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 4623

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 126 out of 4623

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

5% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 12,704 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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 730 497 S3 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 572 470 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 530 411 3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 498 312 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 466 331 5 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451 352 6 1
LISINOPRIL 435 306 7 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 379 217 8 74
METFORMIN HCL 332 213 9 6
SIMVASTATIN 306 235 10 2
SPIRONOLACTONE 287 212 11 77
SERTRALINE HCL 284 236 12 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272 192 13 9
LANTUS 258 159 14 44
GABAPENTIN 254 186 15 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 249 190 16 18
TORSEMIDE 228 178 17 164
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 176 18 13
NAMENDA 197 176 19 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185 162 20 29
GLYBURIDE 183 154 R 21 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 183 124 21 135
ATENOLOL 179 118 23 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 178 150 24 30
TRAZODONE HCL 178 136 24 42
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 176 68 26 119
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174 169 27 22
RISPERIDONE 170 59 28 72
CARVEDILOL 165 145 29 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 162 118 R 30 93
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 161 110 31 101
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160 94 32 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 155 121 33 80
PAROXETINE HCL 152 109 34 78
NEXIUM 151 99 35 17
PREDNISONE 147 89 36 50
CLOPIDOGREL 134 111 37 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 132 105 38 24
SEROQUEL 131 76 39 149
CEPHALEXIN 124 88 40 84
TRAMADOL HCL 124 89 40 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 121 58 42 61
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 119 33 R 43 141
KLOR-CON M10 112 102 44 137
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 98 45 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 109 32 46 148
NOVOLOG 109 50 46 123
MIRTAZAPINE 106 85 48 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 46 48 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 92 50 60
RANITIDINE HCL 102 88 50 47
CEFDINIR 100 78 52 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100 32 R 52 53
CLONIDINE HCL 96 55 54 40
OLANZAPINE 96 59 54 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 71 56 43
KLOR-CON M20 94 87 57 102
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 55 57 75
PLAVIX 88 67 59 45
SPIRIVA 87 74 60 79
AMIODARONE HCL 84 71 61 207
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 71 62 108
METHADONE HCL 80 36 S2 63 193
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 38 64 142
MECLIZINE HCL 73 49 65 125
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73 12 65 90
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 72 55 67 117
ACTOS 72 52 67 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 39 69 68
ALLOPURINOL 65 41 70 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 52 70 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64 61 72 12
SINGULAIR 64 39 72 83
FLOVENT HFA 64 41 72 403
SEROQUEL XR 63 27 75 235
CYMBALTA 63 21 75 48
DIGOXIN 60 58 77 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 55 77 91
EXELON 59 59 79 107
CITALOPRAM HBR 59 58 79 23
METOLAZONE 58 35 81 208
FLUOCINONIDE 56 55 82 315
LEVETIRACETAM 56 0 82 114
AMOXICILLIN 55 42 84 95
MELOXICAM 55 55 84 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 42 86 156
HALOPERIDOL 52 38 87 214
HUMALOG 51 36 88 186
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. 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.