ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

12,368Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 314 out of 4623

$647K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 428 out of 4623

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

4% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 9,866 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 581 389 S3 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 515 416 2 2
GABAPENTIN 425 336 3 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 369 314 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 352 289 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 314 256 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285 243 7 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 258 228 8 23
METFORMIN HCL 255 194 9 6
LISINOPRIL 255 205 9 4
PREDNISONE 202 180 11 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169 131 12 14
MELOXICAM 167 126 13 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 154 154 14 30
NEXIUM 146 109 15 17
TRAMADOL HCL 145 107 16 15
NAMENDA 136 127 17 36
CARVEDILOL 134 121 18 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 84 19 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 125 123 20 24
CLOPIDOGREL 120 118 21 31
PAROXETINE HCL 118 99 22 78
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117 87 23 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 78 23 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 91 25 19
GLYBURIDE 109 95 R 26 59
LOVASTATIN 100 94 27 34
ATENOLOL 98 93 28 28
DIGOXIN 97 93 29 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 71 29 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96 90 31 12
CLONIDINE HCL 92 73 32 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 77 32 61
AZITHROMYCIN 90 79 34 33
CYMBALTA 77 29 35 48
PLAVIX 75 74 36 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 75 43 36 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 50 36 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 72 39 116
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 53 40 81
ALLOPURINOL 71 62 41 37
LANTUS 71 51 41 44
FENOFIBRATE 70 59 43 54
DILTIAZEM ER 70 70 43 179
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 50 45 21
CARISOPRODOL 67 30 R 46 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 35 46 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 67 31 46 111
CRESTOR 63 48 49 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 49 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 48 51 163
SYNTHROID 62 49 51 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 58 53 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 44 54 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59 53 55 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 49 R 56 53
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 55 42 57 195
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 48 57 75
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 52 52 59 190
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 35 59 18
TRAZODONE HCL 52 23 59 42
SERTRALINE HCL 50 45 62 26
TRICOR 50 33 62 88
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 Feb. 10, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.