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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 423 out of 4623

$789K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 278 out of 4623

417 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%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

18% of this provider’s 417 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 417 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 6,244 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 768 457 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 330 255 2 8
METFORMIN HCL 287 162 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 252 183 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241 195 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184 136 6 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 179 125 7 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 176 77 8 18
HYDROXYZINE HCL 164 35 R 9 138
LISINOPRIL 156 119 10 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 90 11 10
LYRICA 142 66 12 66
NAPROXEN 139 52 13 63
DIOVAN HCT 137 70 14 67
NEXIUM 137 82 14 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 49 16 12
TRAMADOL HCL 133 92 17 15
GABAPENTIN 132 68 18 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 119 53 19 24
OMEPRAZOLE 116 81 20 7
PREDNISONE 111 75 21 50
OXYCODONE HCL 110 54 S2 22 222
AZITHROMYCIN 106 56 23 33
CLOPIDOGREL 104 63 24 31
CLONIDINE HCL 100 67 25 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100 67 25 32
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 97 23 S2 27 255
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97 77 27 74
TRAZODONE HCL 94 44 29 42
CARVEDILOL 89 68 30 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 51 31 11
BYSTOLIC 86 16 32 115
RAMIPRIL 78 31 33 76
RISPERIDONE 78 39 33 72
PLAVIX 77 51 35 45
RANITIDINE HCL 77 41 35 47
DEXILANT 75 55 37 232
LIPITOR 75 33 37 100
CYMBALTA 74 11 39 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73 53 40 9
ALLOPURINOL 72 68 41 37
SERTRALINE HCL 72 55 41 26
MIRTAZAPINE 70 57 43 57
DIOVAN 70 37 43 39
SINGULAIR 69 52 45 83
ATENOLOL 69 54 45 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 60 47 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 67 29 47 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 12 R 49 53
LANTUS 65 36 50 44
EXFORGE 63 34 51 181
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 23 52 103
FENTANYL 59 29 S2 53 118
CRESTOR 59 18 53 20
PROAIR HFA 59 25 53 64
SEROQUEL 58 33 56 149
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 30 56 13
ACTOS 57 32 58 87
VOLTAREN 55 39 59 182
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 31 60 101
WELCHOL 54 16 60 276
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 17 62 62
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 40 62 85
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. 23, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.