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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,931Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 4623

$2.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 4623

985 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

2% of this provider’s 985 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 985 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 34,491 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,720 1,470 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,278 1,016 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,235 1,061 3 8
LISINOPRIL 1,080 823 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,047 803 S3 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 932 763 6 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 884 811 7 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 844 676 8 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 825 677 9 74
RISPERIDONE 783 571 10 72
OMEPRAZOLE 748 618 11 7
MIRTAZAPINE 724 657 12 57
TRAZODONE HCL 675 512 13 42
NAMENDA 669 615 14 36
LIDODERM 655 559 15 139
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 649 562 16 14
TRAMADOL HCL 547 443 17 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 536 433 18 24
RANITIDINE HCL 479 415 19 47
METFORMIN HCL 472 316 20 6
NOVOLIN R 463 390 21 113
FAMOTIDINE 454 384 22 82
GABAPENTIN 448 319 23 16
LACTULOSE 448 369 23 106
LEVETIRACETAM 428 289 25 114
CLONIDINE HCL 425 327 26 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 390 308 27 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 388 273 R 28 141
SERTRALINE HCL 367 266 29 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366 297 30 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 366 336 30 29
CARVEDILOL 347 274 32 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 344 298 33 75
SEROQUEL 338 286 34 149
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 317 272 35 142
CYMBALTA 305 245 36 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 301 233 37 90
SANTYL 300 256 38 213
EXELON 296 252 39 107
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 288 225 40 206
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 280 221 41 18
LANTUS 273 195 42 44
HALOPERIDOL 267 199 43 214
GLIPIZIDE 267 197 43 49
GLUCAGEN 265 208 10 45 331
NOVOLOG 260 199 46 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 259 227 47 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 253 207 48 99
CLOPIDOGREL 237 210 49 31
NIFEDIPINE ER 233 164 50 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 229 228 51 22
LATANOPROST 227 201 52 224
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 218 180 53 60
PLAVIX 213 193 54 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 212 135 55 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202 165 56 35
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 202 188 56 216
GLYBURIDE 196 153 R 58 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 188 171 59 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 187 158 60 81
ATENOLOL 181 151 61 28
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 180 129 62 126
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178 148 63 13
PREDNISONE 177 149 64 50
SINGULAIR 175 155 65 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 171 101 66 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168 142 67 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 167 139 68 43
KLOR-CON M20 167 138 68 102
MEGESTROL ACETATE 167 138 R 68 145
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 165 126 71 68
DIGOXIN 164 124 72 58
VALPROIC ACID 161 127 73 229
FINASTERIDE 159 147 74 109
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 152 86 75 119
PROMETHAZINE HCL 150 95 R 76 93
RAMIPRIL 148 125 77 76
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 147 139 78 116
DIOVAN 144 131 79 39
TRAVATAN Z 137 115 80 248
BACLOFEN 137 107 80 133
NEXIUM 137 120 80 17
ALLOPURINOL 133 120 83 37
LEVEMIR 132 101 84 154
AMIODARONE HCL 127 95 85 207
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121 114 86 158
HYDROXYZINE HCL 120 100 R 87 138
TERAZOSIN HCL 119 102 88 143
LEXAPRO 119 103 88 220
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 105 90 32
RISPERDAL CONSTA 117 95 91 313
KLOR-CON M10 114 89 92 137
OLANZAPINE 111 67 93 127
CEFTRIAXONE 108 99 94 262
CEFDINIR 107 95 95 129
CLONIDINE 106 84 96 264
PENTOXIFYLLINE 106 103 96 245
AZITHROMYCIN 104 80 98 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102 87 99 11
RENVELA 97 36 100 377
MUPIROCIN 97 72 100 159
NATEGLINIDE 96 70 102 305
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 96 64 102 148
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95 51 104 105
HYDROCORTISONE 93 80 105 266
NYSTATIN 90 72 106 175
GEMFIBROZIL 87 63 107 94
OXCARBAZEPINE 87 41 107 290
SEROQUEL XR 86 59 109 235
GENERLAC 85 73 110 240
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 57 110 77
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 83 54 112 167
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 82 60 113 381
LIPITOR 81 68 114 100
PATANOL 79 67 115 254
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 48 R 116 53
JANUVIA 76 74 117 52
FLUOCINONIDE 75 53 118 315
MEGACE ES 75 65 R 118 389
PROAIR HFA 69 59 120 64
LAMOTRIGINE 69 37 120 227
CARAFATE 68 55 122 391
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 67 123 98
HUMULIN R 67 49 123 252
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 65 59 125 223
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 47 125 41
PRANDIN 64 34 127 333
AGGRENOX 64 29 127 198
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 63 127 120
NASONEX 63 63 130 171
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 62 54 131 442
DILANTIN 62 27 131 244
LYRICA 61 33 133 66
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 57 133 241
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 61 43 133 321
COMBIGAN 60 55 136 417
AVODART 59 50 137 172
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59 50 137 177
SPIRIVA 58 45 139 79
CELEBREX 58 51 139 89
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 58 48 139 336
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 47 142 273
SPS 56 56 143 419
RIVASTIGMINE 55 55 144 375
ENULOSE 55 41 144 464
METRONIDAZOLE 55 39 144 308
LABETALOL HCL 54 54 147 226
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54 36 147 269
VOLTAREN 54 46 147 182
PAROXETINE HCL 53 34 150 78
NITROSTAT 52 35 151 263
HUMALOG 51 46 152 186
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 July 11, 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.