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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,566Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 823

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 823

921 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

3% of this provider’s 921 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

46% of this provider’s 921 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 26,114 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,590 1,145 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,425 1,151 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,072 828 3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 990 798 4 22
SIMVASTATIN 774 624 5 2
LISINOPRIL 712 496 6 4
GABAPENTIN 587 420 7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 552 449 8 11
OMEPRAZOLE 551 340 9 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 548 419 10 9
MELOXICAM 524 355 11 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 508 327 12 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 473 458 13 24
METFORMIN HCL 473 351 13 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 470 370 15 3
NAMENDA 454 410 16 28
TRAMADOL HCL 449 280 17 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 381 325 18 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 375 249 19 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 371 222 20 17
DIGOXIN 348 308 21 33
CEPHALEXIN 319 191 22 86
MIRTAZAPINE 315 282 23 82
SERTRALINE HCL 305 234 24 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 300 170 25 84
NEXIUM 289 140 26 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 271 229 27 51
NOVOLOG 270 189 28 217
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 268 108 R 29 63
CLOPIDOGREL 267 200 30 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 265 172 31 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261 197 32 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 257 208 33 23
KLOR-CON M10 254 223 34 182
PROMETHAZINE HCL 248 145 R 35 158
RANITIDINE HCL 244 201 36 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 224 144 R 37 89
RISPERIDONE 219 155 38 78
SPIRIVA 204 114 39 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 132 39 29
ALLOPURINOL 202 148 41 61
TRAZODONE HCL 202 112 41 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 199 124 43 32
PLAVIX 192 144 44 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 182 129 45 162
ROPINIROLE HCL 181 137 46 140
CYMBALTA 180 132 47 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 179 117 48 91
GLIPIZIDE ER 179 138 48 229
SINGULAIR 177 107 50 120
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 176 105 51 138
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 148 52 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171 110 53 50
NIFEDIPINE ER 170 133 54 97
PREDNISONE 161 122 55 31
LYRICA 160 91 56 58
KLOR-CON M20 157 103 57 198
PROAIR HFA 157 60 57 131
LEVETIRACETAM 156 100 59 54
CLONIDINE HCL 156 69 59 41
ABILIFY 156 92 59 124
BYSTOLIC 156 113 59 98
JANTOVEN 154 132 63 263
ADVAIR DISKUS 150 120 64 68
CARVEDILOL 150 104 64 12
PAROXETINE HCL 143 107 66 175
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 143 89 66 110
LEVOFLOXACIN 140 101 68 101
CARISOPRODOL 139 25 R 69 36
SEROQUEL 137 96 70 196
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 82 71 164
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 130 76 72 163
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129 89 73 99
AZITHROMYCIN 128 68 74 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 127 106 75 62
LEVEMIR 126 77 76 270
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 109 77 42
FLUCONAZOLE 125 67 77 271
LANTUS 121 93 79 76
DIOVAN 119 110 80 35
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 119 78 80 256
CELEBREX 119 109 80 115
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 103 83 72
BACLOFEN 118 49 83 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 105 83 26
ETODOLAC 117 78 86 279
PREMARIN 116 59 R 87 157
ESTRADIOL 114 57 R 88 159
FAMOTIDINE 113 86 89 116
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111 102 90 44
EXELON 111 110 90 102
FENTANYL 108 75 S2 92 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 107 86 93 107
RAMIPRIL 103 85 94 69
MEGESTROL ACETATE 103 99 R 94 241
PRIMIDONE 102 78 96 137
GLIPIZIDE 100 88 97 105
SYMBICORT 100 55 97 180
LAMOTRIGINE 100 62 97 85
CRESTOR 100 73 97 20
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99 92 101 302
NAPROXEN 98 61 102 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 97 27 103 56
VERAPAMIL ER 94 77 104 171
LOVASTATIN 93 59 105 132
AGGRENOX 92 84 106 239
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 71 107 39
ZETIA 87 56 108 100
BENAZEPRIL HCL 84 74 109 193
TOPIRAMATE 82 32 110 77
FENOFIBRATE 81 69 111 152
DETROL LA 81 68 111 321
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 81 69 111 443
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 54 114 92
METFORMIN HCL ER 78 55 115 94
NOVOLIN R 77 74 116 296
LIDOCAINE HCL 76 64 117 452
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 48 117 192
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 66 117 49
SOTALOL 75 63 120 133
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 61 120 57
LANSOPRAZOLE 73 52 122 268
LATANOPROST 73 65 122 19
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72 59 124 219
FINASTERIDE 72 51 124 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 60 124 81
GLIPIZIDE XL 71 49 127 462
ATENOLOL 71 48 127 47
BUMETANIDE 71 51 127 286
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 66 127 299
GEMFIBROZIL 70 66 131 235
VENTOLIN HFA 69 46 132 242
TRAVATAN Z 69 69 132 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 54 132 87
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69 37 132 145
TERAZOSIN HCL 68 56 136 269
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 67 54 137 214
METHOCARBAMOL 67 19 R 137 136
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 27 139 95
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66 48 139 134
NYSTATIN 65 51 141 334
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63 43 142 378
CILOSTAZOL 62 48 143 146
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62 35 R 143 204
CARBAMAZEPINE 62 19 143 191
RANEXA 61 54 146 149
AMIODARONE HCL 60 60 147 106
PATANOL 60 55 147 290
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 59 56 149 199
CEFTRIAXONE 58 43 150 407
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58 45 150 280
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 58 35 150 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 46 153 109
IBUPROFEN 57 25 153 103
GLYBURIDE 57 33 R 153 150
LIDODERM 56 40 156 226
ALPRAZOLAM 55 0 157 251
AMOXICILLIN 55 30 157 207
PRISTIQ ER 55 34 157 282
JANUVIA 54 35 160 70
VESICARE 53 34 161 126
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 41 162 178
TORSEMIDE 51 31 163 161
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 36 163 174
SANTYL 50 38 165 419
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 48 165 284
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 April 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.