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Prescriber Checkup

HATTIE HENDERSON M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 79

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 79

354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

8% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 25,205 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

72 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 26.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 987 987 1 1
NAMENDA 937 914 2 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 859 859 3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 772 772 4 7
FUROSEMIDE 767 757 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 763 763 6 11
SIMVASTATIN 623 618 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557 553 8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 510 510 S3 9 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 500 491 10 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 478 478 11 10
LISINOPRIL 438 438 12 2
LIDODERM 417 417 13 55
LACTULOSE 407 407 14 40
MUPIROCIN 344 344 15 98
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337 325 16 30
LANTUS 335 321 17 26
NYSTATIN 323 322 18 80
SERTRALINE HCL 303 303 19 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 297 297 20 14
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 280 276 21 50
MIRTAZAPINE 280 264 21 15
METOLAZONE 279 278 10 23 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 271 271 24 25
NOVOLIN R 264 252 25 39
TRAZODONE HCL 261 261 26 19
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 256 254 27 86
CLOPIDOGREL 243 243 28 31
EXELON 240 240 29 41
TRAMADOL HCL 227 219 30 17
RISPERIDONE 222 212 31 24
GABAPENTIN 205 205 32 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 196 185 33 29
FAMOTIDINE 196 196 33 60
CARVEDILOL 193 193 35 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192 182 36 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 179 37 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 177 177 38 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 175 39 36
SEROQUEL 171 169 40 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 164 160 41 44
CYMBALTA 162 162 42 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160 160 43 32
PLAVIX 153 153 44 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151 151 45 35
DIGOXIN 150 150 46 42
LEVETIRACETAM 133 133 47 43
CEFTRIAXONE 126 126 48 107
OLANZAPINE 126 126 48 57
DIOVAN 126 126 48 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 126 48 28
NOVOLOG 120 120 52 66
RANITIDINE HCL 119 119 53 33
GLUCAGEN 116 108 54 148
METFORMIN HCL 113 100 55 13
SANTYL 111 111 56 92
AZITHROMYCIN 107 102 57 75
TRAVATAN Z 104 104 58 100
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99 89 59 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 97 60 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 97 60 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 90 62 22
PAROXETINE HCL 88 88 63 87
LIDOCAINE HCL 87 87 64 127
LATANOPROST 86 86 65 88
PATANOL 85 85 66 151
GLIPIZIDE 84 80 67 61
CLONIDINE HCL 84 84 67 49
PREDNISONE 83 83 69 54
ARICEPT 82 66 70 172
GALANTAMINE HBR 81 81 71 168
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 79 72 115
CLOTRIMAZOLE 79 76 73 184
CEFUROXIME 79 79 73 153
ABILIFY 79 79 73 74
FINASTERIDE 79 79 73 97
HALOPERIDOL 77 77 77 106
ATENOLOL 76 76 78 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 76 76 78 135
MELOXICAM 75 75 80 52
FLUCONAZOLE 73 73 81 152
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 68 82 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 68 82 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67 67 84 67
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 60 R 85 95
NITROFURANTOIN 65 65 85 181
CLONIDINE 64 64 87 162
LEXAPRO 64 61 87 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 62 89 81
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 61 90 200
DETROL LA 60 48 91 137
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 59 92 104
FORTICAL 58 58 93 205
TORSEMIDE 58 58 93 182
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 54 95 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 54 95 64
CELEBREX 54 54 95 165
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54 54 95 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 53 99 126
ENABLEX 53 53 99 210
CRESTOR 52 52 101 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 52 52 101 177
GEMFIBROZIL 52 47 101 133
ACTONEL 52 52 101 269
HUMALOG 51 51 105 118
TRICOR 51 51 105 140
CEPHALEXIN 51 51 105 121
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 51 105 83
AMOXICILLIN 50 49 109 213
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 50 109 213
RAMIPRIL 50 50 109 47
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 April 4, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.