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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 4623

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 102 out of 4623

1,434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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

16% of this provider’s 1,434 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 20,605 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,186 1,006 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,158 1,015 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,057 864 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 919 779 4 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 871 654 S3 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 826 717 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 641 514 7 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 637 556 8 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 632 548 9 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 605 477 10 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 570 369 11 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 545 440 12 9
GABAPENTIN 519 374 13 16
MELOXICAM 501 399 14 27
LOVASTATIN 470 401 15 34
FUROSEMIDE 468 357 16 8
CRESTOR 434 346 17 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 339 305 18 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300 248 19 12
TRAMADOL HCL 279 187 20 15
NEXIUM 275 209 21 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272 244 22 13
ALLOPURINOL 268 220 23 37
SERTRALINE HCL 258 197 24 26
CLOPIDOGREL 254 234 25 31
ATENOLOL 250 195 26 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 235 164 R 27 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222 175 28 14
FINASTERIDE 210 203 29 109
AZITHROMYCIN 194 146 30 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180 165 31 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180 141 31 11
CARVEDILOL 166 153 33 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 162 111 34 61
LIPITOR 157 130 35 100
PLAVIX 157 151 35 45
TERAZOSIN HCL 152 140 37 143
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151 130 38 32
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 134 105 39 172
DONEPEZIL HCL 132 132 40 30
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 105 41 146
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 127 109 42 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 125 114 43 163
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 111 44 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 121 92 45 111
DIOVAN HCT 120 92 46 67
TRAZODONE HCL 115 84 47 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 108 48 21
CELEBREX 108 67 49 89
CYMBALTA 107 65 50 48
FENOFIBRATE 103 91 51 54
XOPENEX HFA 103 79 51 295
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102 94 53 98
GLYBURIDE 99 81 R 54 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97 83 55 70
RAMIPRIL 93 89 56 76
VERAPAMIL ER 93 91 56 96
CEFDINIR 92 62 58 129
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 87 59 103
GLIPIZIDE 90 83 60 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 83 60 62
SYMBICORT 90 68 60 151
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 83 63 60
DIOVAN 86 86 64 39
NIFEDIPINE ER 85 77 65 97
KLOR-CON M20 78 69 66 102
NATEGLINIDE 76 49 67 305
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 46 67 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 33 69 132
PAROXETINE HCL 73 62 69 78
SYNTHROID 72 54 71 73
TRILIPIX 71 32 72 150
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 55 73 281
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 52 73 68
DIGOXIN 68 68 75 58
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 64 76 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67 50 76 99
ESTRADIOL 67 43 R 76 130
WARFARIN SODIUM 66 59 79 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 22 R 79 53
JANUVIA 64 48 81 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 37 82 35
SPIRIVA 62 42 83 79
PREDNISONE 62 45 83 50
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 27 85 86
GEMFIBROZIL 61 49 85 94
LYRICA 61 46 85 66
TRICOR 60 42 88 88
RANITIDINE HCL 60 59 88 47
LUNESTA 58 30 90 287
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 57 91 156
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 51 91 75
NAMENDA 56 56 93 36
KLOR-CON 10 55 25 94 187
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 42 95 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 36 96 135
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 50 97 91
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 Dec. 10, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.