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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 4623

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 4623

693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%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

22% of this provider’s 693 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 14,804 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 885 599 1 2
LISINOPRIL 836 595 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 696 343 S3 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 618 434 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506 369 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 481 320 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 472 374 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 450 251 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 439 239 9 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 424 182 10 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 364 343 11 30
GABAPENTIN 351 211 12 16
LANTUS 342 240 13 44
NAMENDA 337 324 14 36
SERTRALINE HCL 318 178 15 26
MIRTAZAPINE 297 257 16 57
RAMIPRIL 293 217 17 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 289 203 18 38
CARVEDILOL 267 203 19 25
TRAMADOL HCL 236 141 20 15
NOVOLOG 220 131 21 123
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 214 145 R 22 141
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 211 193 23 90
LEVETIRACETAM 205 138 24 114
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199 159 25 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197 126 26 12
NEXIUM 173 64 27 17
CLOPIDOGREL 172 130 28 31
IBUPROFEN 170 79 29 65
PLAVIX 160 128 30 45
TRAZODONE HCL 160 121 30 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158 83 32 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158 99 32 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158 128 32 22
RISPERIDONE 155 100 35 72
GLIPIZIDE 154 80 36 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 117 37 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145 108 38 21
CYMBALTA 142 86 39 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 94 40 10
NAPROXEN 131 71 41 63
TRILIPIX 130 38 42 150
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 122 53 43 119
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122 62 43 14
MELOXICAM 120 73 45 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118 68 46 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 117 108 47 24
AZITHROMYCIN 114 61 48 33
CLONIDINE HCL 112 50 49 40
FENOFIBRATE 110 54 50 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107 107 51 116
GENERLAC 105 71 52 240
ATENOLOL 103 82 53 28
RANITIDINE HCL 101 74 54 47
AMOXICILLIN 101 43 54 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 79 56 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99 77 57 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 67 57 75
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96 82 59 177
NIFEDIPINE ER 95 71 60 97
NOVOLIN R 95 70 60 113
DIOVAN 93 53 62 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 73 63 62
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 63 63 212
LACTULOSE 92 67 63 106
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91 43 66 105
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90 62 67 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 61 68 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 89 74 68 23
PREDNISONE 87 70 70 50
EXELON 86 77 71 107
CARISOPRODOL 83 0 R 72 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 61 73 60
LOVASTATIN 80 55 74 34
INSULIN SYRINGE 80 49 74 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 59 74 108
PEN NEEDLE 79 28 77 122
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 45 77 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 79 42 77 148
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 48 80 46
CARBAMAZEPINE 77 19 80 180
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 39 R 82 93
PATANOL 75 73 82 254
LEVEMIR 74 57 84 154
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 73 36 R 85 56
VALPROIC ACID 70 46 86 229
BYSTOLIC 70 28 86 115
SEROQUEL 70 44 86 149
ABILIFY 70 28 86 161
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 62 86 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 45 91 77
KLOR-CON M20 67 67 92 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 45 93 124
BACLOFEN 64 30 94 133
SPIRIVA 64 49 94 79
FAMOTIDINE 62 25 96 82
SEROQUEL XR 61 36 97 235
CRESTOR 61 27 97 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 30 99 32
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 42 R 99 138
MUPIROCIN 58 28 101 159
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 44 101 99
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 58 38 101 352
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 0 104 169
LEXAPRO 56 36 105 220
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 43 106 163
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 30 107 103
JANUVIA 51 30 108 52
RESTASIS 51 44 108 553
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 41 108 190
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 22 108 117
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 16 R 112 69
TRAVATAN Z 50 50 112 248
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 30, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.