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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,539Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 4623

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 4623

2,637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 2,637 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 21,209 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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
IBUPROFEN 953 674 10 1 65
NEXIUM 925 709 2 17
LISINOPRIL 915 713 3 4
AZITHROMYCIN 884 644 10 4 33
SIMVASTATIN 880 701 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 734 539 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 652 560 7 5
TRAMADOL HCL 635 484 8 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 622 484 9 1
METFORMIN HCL 554 416 10 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 552 468 11 19
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 546 406 R 12 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 533 476 13 22
MELOXICAM 503 419 14 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415 349 15 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 399 347 16 13
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 389 307 17 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 369 238 S3 18 3
CRESTOR 359 303 19 20
GABAPENTIN 332 246 20 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331 287 21 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 322 256 22 43
AMOXICILLIN 317 222 23 95
CICLOPIROX 311 241 24 298
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 288 255 25 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 281 219 26 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 280 249 27 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 276 209 28 18
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 266 193 29 103
CEPHALEXIN 261 196 30 84
FUROSEMIDE 256 214 31 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 247 167 32 32
SERTRALINE HCL 245 190 33 26
NAPROXEN 244 182 34 63
CLOPIDOGREL 241 202 35 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 240 121 R 36 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 219 204 37 55
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 215 173 38 199
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200 154 39 9
CEFDINIR 197 127 40 129
DIOVAN 195 186 41 39
DIOVAN HCT 171 137 42 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 163 145 43 30
GLYBURIDE 162 139 R 44 59
JANUVIA 162 130 44 52
SINGULAIR 160 109 46 83
CELEBREX 156 95 47 89
FENOFIBRATE 151 111 48 54
VOLTAREN 150 132 49 182
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 149 101 50 117
MECLIZINE HCL 145 130 51 125
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 122 52 46
PLAVIX 133 108 53 45
TRICOR 125 85 54 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 90 55 21
ATENOLOL 120 94 56 28
CYMBALTA 120 70 56 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 81 58 11
LYRICA 116 59 59 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109 76 60 91
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107 91 R 61 69
NASONEX 105 76 62 171
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 102 90 63 121
HYDROCORTISONE 97 69 64 266
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 92 78 65 247
JANUMET 89 62 66 136
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85 70 67 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 71 68 35
MUPIROCIN 81 60 69 159
PAROXETINE HCL 80 54 70 78
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80 59 70 158
VENTOLIN HFA 78 56 72 134
ANTARA 77 56 73 371
LANTUS 75 41 74 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 57 R 75 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 58 76 62
CARVEDILOL 72 62 77 25
RANITIDINE HCL 71 57 78 47
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 52 79 85
ACTOS 68 61 80 87
NYSTATIN 65 41 81 175
AVODART 65 61 81 172
ACYCLOVIR 65 48 81 366
FLUCONAZOLE 63 37 84 189
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 37 R 85 138
LACTULOSE 62 37 85 106
BUMETANIDE 62 45 85 211
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 61 39 88 167
GLIPIZIDE 61 56 88 49
CIPRODEX 60 44 90 408
CLONIDINE HCL 58 47 91 40
GEMFIBROZIL 57 39 92 94
PEN NEEDLE 57 39 92 122
ATELVIA 55 53 94 217
CITALOPRAM HBR 55 45 94 23
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 28 96 238
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 41 97 143
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 35 97 101
LIDODERM 51 47 97 139
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 34 100 124
SPIRIVA 50 50 100 79
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 May 22, 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.