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Prescriber Checkup

SASPIN OMAR MD

303 E OVERTON RD BLUITT-FLOWERS HEALTH CENTER

Dallas | Texas | 75216

(214) 266-4200

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 2888

$898K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 272 out of 2888

862 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

17% of this provider’s 862 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 18,878 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,574 1,486 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,558 1,485 2 2
LISINOPRIL 1,271 1,178 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 772 684 S3 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 719 665 5 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 616 552 6 15
FUROSEMIDE 543 522 7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 536 479 8 10
CRESTOR 490 454 9 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 485 461 10 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484 441 11 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 458 421 12 28
GLYBURIDE 455 436 R 13 58
CARVEDILOL 437 410 14 21
RANITIDINE HCL 403 371 15 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 380 336 16 132
NOVOLIN 70-30 324 300 17 144
GABAPENTIN 306 280 18 13
KLOR-CON M10 301 267 19 118
ALLOPURINOL 293 275 20 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 292 274 21 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 280 273 22 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 276 243 23 24
TOPROL XL 265 248 10 24 274
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258 249 25 11
VERAPAMIL ER 253 234 26 104
NEXIUM 232 211 27 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 218 209 28 94
CLONIDINE HCL 195 189 29 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 180 170 30 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 176 153 31 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 173 171 32 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 140 33 46
NAPROXEN 142 115 34 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 120 35 33
PROAIR HFA 132 108 36 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129 108 37 14
ATROVENT HFA 117 108 10 38 385
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 105 39 32
TRAZODONE HCL 113 96 40 43
IBUPROFEN 112 96 41 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 95 42 12
FENOFIBRATE 107 99 43 65
ULTRA COMFORT 101 90 10 44 329
PLAVIX 98 88 45 40
FINASTERIDE 94 83 46 102
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 83 47 36
INSULIN SYRINGE 80 73 48 86
ETODOLAC 79 61 49 170
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 71 50 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77 71 R 50 74
OMEPRAZOLE 77 71 50 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 77 76 50 22
TRAMADOL HCL 76 72 54 16
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 75 72 55 290
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 68 56 145
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 72 56 70
NITROSTAT 72 69 58 240
ACTOS 71 69 59 108
COUMADIN 70 61 60 219
CLOPIDOGREL 68 63 61 30
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 64 55 62 243
COLCRYS 61 56 63 295
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61 47 63 141
MECLIZINE HCL 60 58 65 122
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 38 66 9
MIRTAZAPINE 54 50 67 54
SPIRIVA 53 37 68 79
LABETALOL HCL 52 51 69 180
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 Nov. 27, 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.