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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Allergy Immunology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,116Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 11

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 11

806 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

1% of this provider’s 806 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 806 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,459 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 40%.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $134 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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 957 423 S3 1 1
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 789 522 2 2
METHOTREXATE 746 442 3 3
RANITIDINE HCL 485 231 4 6
PREDNISONE 346 133 5 5
GABAPENTIN 282 155 6 10
TRAMADOL HCL 238 92 7 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 208 78 8 12
LYRICA 206 96 9 17
MELOXICAM 195 110 10 20
CYMBALTA 190 85 11 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181 104 12 25
SULFASALAZINE DR 180 101 10 13 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 175 88 14 7
LEFLUNOMIDE 159 106 15 27
NEXIUM 156 42 16 17
NASONEX 141 69 17 11
SPIRIVA 138 83 18 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138 58 18 28
SINGULAIR 116 77 20 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 68 21 4
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 113 39 22 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 111 19 R 23 30
OMEPRAZOLE 110 85 24 19
FLUCONAZOLE 106 52 25 31
AZITHROMYCIN 104 59 26 13
SULFAZINE EC 104 59 10 26 33
FUROSEMIDE 103 46 28 34
ASMANEX 102 47 29 35
CEFDINIR 101 57 30 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91 59 31 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 84 42 32 37
QVAR 84 61 32 37
FORTEO 81 50 34 39
EPIPEN 2-PAK 80 51 10 35 40
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 71 43 36 43
SULFASALAZINE 69 36 37 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 33 38 46
CARISOPRODOL 67 0 R 39 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 16 40 48
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62 27 41 51
XOPENEX HFA 60 26 42 52
PILOCARPINE HCL 60 23 42 52
ALVESCO 59 30 10 44 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 0 R 45 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 31 46 56
PROAIR HFA 55 22 47 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 0 R 48 57
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 54 0 48 57
VOLTAREN 53 31 50 59
CELEBREX 53 33 50 59
SYMBICORT 52 21 52 22
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. 28, 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.