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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 59

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 59

449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,769 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 26%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 732 496 1 1
LISINOPRIL 608 507 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 602 454 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 499 383 4 8
SERTRALINE HCL 472 363 5 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 455 362 6 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 434 257 7 46
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 427 320 S3 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 406 367 9 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400 316 10 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 362 239 11 62
OMEPRAZOLE 359 276 12 7
RISPERIDONE 340 188 13 56
LANTUS 335 256 14 53
TRAZODONE HCL 328 186 15 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304 199 16 16
TRAMADOL HCL 300 206 17 10
NOVOLIN R 276 204 18 121
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 270 173 R 19 112
NAMENDA 269 255 20 29
CYMBALTA 231 155 21 57
MIRTAZAPINE 231 219 21 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 222 154 23 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207 144 24 15
GLIPIZIDE 187 145 25 52
METFORMIN HCL 186 89 26 6
ABILIFY 186 142 26 124
CITALOPRAM HBR 186 153 26 25
LACTULOSE 179 116 29 109
GABAPENTIN 175 108 30 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 142 31 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 111 32 17
NOVOLOG 145 127 33 123
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 120 33 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143 105 35 12
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 137 111 36 135
SEROQUEL 137 95 36 90
CLOZAPINE 136 0 38 137
NEXIUM 132 76 39 14
RANITIDINE HCL 130 108 40 51
CLOPIDOGREL 129 96 41 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 128 63 42 139
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 128 128 42 122
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 55 44 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 100 45 21
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 124 70 46 168
RISPERDAL CONSTA 117 68 47 171
VALPROIC ACID 115 52 48 175
CLONIDINE HCL 111 78 49 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 84 50 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 61 51 76
OLANZAPINE 98 61 52 150
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 73 53 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94 27 54 129
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 76 55 75
IBUPROFEN 90 67 56 62
LEVETIRACETAM 89 66 57 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 86 58 93
PREDNISONE 87 62 59 40
LATANOPROST 86 71 60 190
JANUVIA 84 59 61 45
PLAVIX 82 71 62 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 61 62 84
PHENYTOIN 81 49 64 193
MEGESTROL ACETATE 80 64 R 65 127
DIOVAN 79 41 66 38
MELOXICAM 78 67 67 26
SEROQUEL XR 78 78 67 196
CARVEDILOL 78 78 67 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 72 70 19
TRAVATAN Z 76 57 70 197
FAMOTIDINE 75 65 72 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 62 72 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 75 51 72 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 30 75 131
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 36 76 105
CRESTOR 73 66 76 23
PENTOXIFYLLINE 71 63 78 203
KLOR-CON M20 71 50 78 203
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 57 80 20
LOVASTATIN 68 68 80 43
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 52 82 206
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 57 82 58
NITROFURANTOIN 66 40 84 145
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 50 85 98
ATENOLOL 59 31 85 28
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 36 87 223
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 34 88 81
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 55 47 89 226
BUSPIRONE HCL 55 35 89 150
HUMULIN R 55 37 89 226
DIGOXIN 54 51 92 64
ALLOPURINOL 54 53 92 42
KLOR-CON M10 53 42 94 154
BYSTOLIC 52 33 95 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 38 96 141
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 Oct. 1, 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.