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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,109Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 823

$2.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 823

927 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 927 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 927 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 27,594 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 1,760 1,399 1 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,149 998 2 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,086 845 3 6
NAMENDA 1,076 984 4 28
LISINOPRIL 1,029 738 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 888 644 S3 6 1
FUROSEMIDE 877 716 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 844 690 8 3
OLANZAPINE 672 407 9 156
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 636 498 10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 526 377 11 22
EXELON 518 489 12 102
CYMBALTA 500 393 13 40
GABAPENTIN 500 300 13 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 488 397 15 18
METFORMIN HCL 471 358 16 14
RANITIDINE HCL 469 365 17 74
SERTRALINE HCL 465 271 18 38
CARVEDILOL 451 351 19 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 402 337 20 99
TRAZODONE HCL 398 300 21 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 398 287 21 162
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 393 201 23 107
OMEPRAZOLE 381 255 24 5
MIRTAZAPINE 379 347 25 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 357 277 26 21
TRAMADOL HCL 352 275 27 15
LANTUS 325 238 28 76
CLOPIDOGREL 324 275 29 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 292 193 30 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 280 216 31 72
NOVOLOG 279 195 32 217
CITALOPRAM HBR 278 228 33 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 272 204 34 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264 206 35 29
LACTULOSE 258 128 36 220
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251 208 37 49
LEVETIRACETAM 244 191 38 54
ABILIFY 241 150 39 124
FAMOTIDINE 230 161 40 116
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225 155 41 13
KLOR-CON M20 223 185 42 198
KLOR-CON M10 217 202 43 182
FLUOXETINE HCL 203 146 44 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 200 127 45 50
GLIPIZIDE 197 136 46 105
TORSEMIDE 194 154 47 161
RAMIPRIL 192 175 48 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192 149 48 9
PROMETHAZINE HCL 190 112 R 50 158
PLAVIX 190 164 50 25
CLONIDINE HCL 187 144 52 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183 165 53 42
SPIRIVA 183 120 53 64
RISPERIDONE 179 120 55 78
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 175 78 R 56 204
DIGOXIN 174 152 57 33
ATENOLOL 171 126 58 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 167 137 59 178
BACLOFEN 167 76 59 90
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164 111 61 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 161 95 62 68
DIOVAN 161 144 62 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 157 102 64 87
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 149 130 65 302
LATANOPROST 145 129 66 19
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 142 128 67 95
SEROQUEL XR 141 91 68 223
CEPHALEXIN 140 122 69 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 140 129 69 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139 92 71 26
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 134 84 72 181
PERMETHRIN 132 30 73 383
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 126 101 74 267
NEXIUM 125 86 75 10
HUMALOG 122 86 76 200
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121 56 77 163
METHADONE HCL 120 57 S2 78 113
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119 68 79 129
RIVASTIGMINE 119 85 79 356
LYRICA 119 71 79 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 115 104 82 140
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 114 110 83 299
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 92 84 30
FENTANYL 111 85 S2 85 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107 85 86 109
SEROQUEL 107 80 86 196
LEXAPRO 105 85 88 331
SYNTHROID 105 44 88 37
ZYPREXA 104 77 90 359
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 99 65 91 110
TRAVATAN Z 97 82 92 45
NOVOLIN R 95 66 93 296
MELOXICAM 93 71 94 27
TRILIPIX 93 48 94 205
AMIODARONE HCL 93 89 94 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 76 94 32
LAMOTRIGINE 92 38 98 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 63 99 91
AZITHROMYCIN 88 67 100 48
SUCRALFATE 86 66 101 154
PHENYTOIN 85 50 102 435
LIDODERM 85 80 102 226
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 84 53 104 214
HYDROXYZINE HCL 81 13 R 105 186
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 65 106 219
CLONIDINE 77 66 106 361
VALPROIC ACID 75 40 108 456
OXCARBAZEPINE 74 45 109 259
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 74 70 109 216
RENVELA 72 39 111 46
OLANZAPINE ODT 72 39 111 460
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72 58 111 134
FENOFIBRATE 69 48 114 152
FINASTERIDE 69 39 114 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 40 116 192
PATANOL 64 46 117 290
SINGULAIR 64 59 117 120
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 36 119 272
ALLOPURINOL 61 47 120 61
TIMOLOL MALEATE 61 61 120 65
LOVAZA 60 20 122 117
JANUVIA 60 60 122 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 45 R 124 89
PREDNISONE 58 57 124 31
NYSTATIN 58 43 124 334
RISPERDAL CONSTA 57 57 127 492
ARICEPT 57 57 127 407
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 49 127 101
LEVEMIR 56 36 130 270
AGGRENOX 56 45 130 239
LUNESTA 56 24 130 314
CEFTRIAXONE 54 48 133 407
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54 26 133 277
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 51 133 81
ENABLEX 53 49 136 311
NITROFURANTOIN 52 50 137 258
CARBAMAZEPINE 52 29 137 191
GENERLAC 52 36 137 511
PRISTIQ ER 52 37 137 282
DETROL LA 51 44 141 321
GEMFIBROZIL 51 38 141 235
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 51 39 141 66
TOPIRAMATE 50 15 144 77
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 Feb. 22, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.