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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 158 out of 4623

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 245 out of 4623

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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
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this specialty
in Texas
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 617 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 11,849 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
LISINOPRIL 761 594 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 639 562 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 548 447 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 545 329 S3 4 3
FENOFIBRATE 507 404 5 54
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 461 366 6 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 432 330 7 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 413 271 8 11
METFORMIN HCL 403 307 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380 302 10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322 265 11 12
LOVASTATIN 291 269 12 34
FUROSEMIDE 243 174 13 8
CARVEDILOL 229 164 14 25
ATENOLOL 227 190 15 28
GABAPENTIN 227 178 15 16
RAMIPRIL 218 165 17 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 173 18 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 204 162 19 99
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 187 156 20 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 185 125 21 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 177 170 22 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 123 23 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146 120 24 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142 134 25 21
TRAMADOL HCL 140 96 26 15
PROAIR HFA 138 87 27 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 102 28 62
CRESTOR 128 78 28 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128 78 28 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 127 109 31 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121 101 32 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121 88 32 32
RANITIDINE HCL 111 78 34 47
FELODIPINE ER 108 107 35 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 73 36 77
AZITHROMYCIN 104 74 37 33
ZETIA 100 78 38 92
NEXIUM 100 71 38 17
TRAZODONE HCL 95 64 40 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 95 72 40 81
GLYBURIDE 91 88 R 42 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90 51 43 105
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 56 44 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 56 45 61
SPIRIVA 86 70 46 79
VERAPAMIL ER 83 79 47 96
TERAZOSIN HCL 82 82 48 143
NIASPAN 80 80 49 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 62 50 120
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 66 51 172
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 67 51 60
PEN NEEDLE 77 56 51 122
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 40 54 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74 54 55 70
LYRICA 70 45 56 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 42 R 57 53
DILTIAZEM ER 68 58 57 179
GLIPIZIDE 67 55 59 49
LANTUS 64 43 60 44
CLONIDINE HCL 62 53 61 40
ACTOS 61 57 62 87
ALLOPURINOL 61 31 62 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 58 R 62 69
IBUPROFEN 60 35 65 65
SERTRALINE HCL 52 40 66 26
DIGOXIN 52 41 66 58
PLAVIX 50 38 68 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 47 68 30
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 Jan. 31, 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.