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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,401Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 105

$3.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 105

170 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
0%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

37% of this provider’s 170 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 0 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

57% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$400 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $423 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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
NORVIR 786 11 1 1
ISENTRESS 697 27 10 2 3
PREZISTA 629 12 10 3 4
TRUVADA 572 0 4 2
EPZICOM 385 22 10 5 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332 24 S3 6 6
LISINOPRIL 318 17 7 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203 0 8 30
VIREAD 201 0 9 13
NEXIUM 182 13 10 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175 28 11 11
REYATAZ 169 0 12 7
LIPITOR 164 0 13 31
VALACYCLOVIR 155 0 14 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155 0 14 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 151 0 16 20
MIRTAZAPINE 147 0 17 63
TRAZODONE HCL 134 0 18 50
INTELENCE 127 0 19 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 127 0 19 41
FINASTERIDE 124 0 21 91
GABAPENTIN 108 0 22 14
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106 0 23 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97 0 24 21
CARVEDILOL 96 13 25 78
LYRICA 93 0 26 33
ATRIPLA 87 11 27 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 0 28 26
FENOFIBRATE 78 0 28 34
FUROSEMIDE 69 0 30 27
KLOR-CON M10 68 11 31 125
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64 0 32 69
RANITIDINE HCL 59 0 33 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 0 R 34 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 13 34 39
METFORMIN HCL 54 0 36 25
METHOCARBAMOL 52 0 R 37 100
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 0 S2 38 159
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 March 6, 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.