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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,480Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 163 out of 4623

$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 4623

854 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

1% of this provider’s 854 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 854 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 11,416 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
CALCITRIOL 624 501 1 251
NEXIUM 537 406 2 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 511 382 3 11
CRESTOR 414 323 4 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 364 265 5 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 316 250 6 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312 238 7 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273 220 8 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 270 232 9 29
CARVEDILOL 256 209 10 25
OMEPRAZOLE 254 140 11 7
SINGULAIR 251 171 12 83
LISINOPRIL 227 134 13 4
GRIS-PEG 224 181 10 14 387
AZITHROMYCIN 215 169 15 33
JANUMET 214 125 16 136
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 172 17 46
METFORMIN HCL 198 125 18 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 143 19 13
AMMONIUM LACTATE 189 135 20 328
GABAPENTIN 168 106 21 16
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 126 22 103
CLOTRIMAZOLE 161 122 23 340
CLOPIDOGREL 160 138 24 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 98 25 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 147 104 26 105
LANTUS 142 89 27 44
NAPROXEN 140 84 28 63
JANUVIA 134 114 29 52
TRAMADOL HCL 132 92 30 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129 96 31 158
LIDODERM 123 85 32 139
VOLTAREN 123 88 32 182
BYSTOLIC 123 115 32 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 92 35 32
PEN NEEDLE 119 84 36 122
LYRICA 112 62 37 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 77 38 12
PLAVIX 108 86 39 45
RANITIDINE HCL 106 81 40 47
INSULIN SYRINGE 106 69 40 85
CYMBALTA 102 49 42 48
NASONEX 102 69 42 171
AGGRENOX 101 82 44 198
TORSEMIDE 98 81 45 164
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 70 46 19
GLYBURIDE 94 86 R 46 59
FUROSEMIDE 90 71 48 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 82 48 23
CEFDINIR 88 65 50 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 74 51 22
CILOSTAZOL 86 70 52 176
SIMVASTATIN 84 43 53 2
GLIPIZIDE 81 69 54 49
MELOXICAM 80 49 55 27
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 78 56 R 56 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78 68 56 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 61 58 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 55 59 75
DIOVAN 72 54 60 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 27 R 61 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 52 61 62
SPIRIVA 69 63 63 79
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 52 64 55
DIOVAN HCT 60 52 65 67
EXELON 60 58 65 107
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 44 65 68
LOVASTATIN 59 48 68 34
NITROFURANTOIN 57 46 69 243
PRANDIN 57 45 69 333
EXFORGE 56 47 71 181
CHLORTHALIDONE 54 48 72 194
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 41 73 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 53 46 73 24
ALLOPURINOL 52 36 75 37
VESICARE 52 39 75 166
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 51 39 77 336
IBUPROFEN 50 20 78 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 39 78 41
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 Aug. 27, 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.