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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,377Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 4623

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 131 out of 4623

896 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

27% of this provider’s 896 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 18,845 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 2,451 1,959 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,337 716 S3 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,204 853 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,079 940 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,041 842 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 804 603 6 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 759 685 7 22
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 699 490 R 8 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 545 433 9 21
TRICOR 478 315 10 10 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 468 404 11 41
METFORMIN HCL 418 313 12 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 403 312 13 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 338 232 14 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334 287 15 19
NAPROXEN 329 247 16 63
FUROSEMIDE 324 258 17 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 280 172 18 18
SERTRALINE HCL 279 229 19 26
CLOPIDOGREL 268 239 20 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261 205 21 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257 223 22 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 198 22 10
CRESTOR 234 136 24 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 224 176 25 51
AZITHROMYCIN 217 152 26 33
NIFEDIPINE ER 215 157 27 97
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 161 28 46
GABAPENTIN 204 133 28 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194 115 30 12
PLAVIX 185 167 31 45
NEXIUM 181 117 32 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170 117 33 43
INSULIN SYRINGE 164 124 34 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 159 111 35 55
MELOXICAM 154 115 36 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 152 141 37 30
PAROXETINE HCL 150 119 38 78
TRAMADOL HCL 145 106 39 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145 110 39 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141 113 41 11
LOVASTATIN 135 127 42 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 135 123 42 70
LYRICA 133 108 44 66
ATENOLOL 129 96 45 28
COMBIVENT 129 97 45 162
GLIPIZIDE 128 106 47 49
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 126 102 48 103
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 124 74 49 147
ADVAIR DISKUS 122 83 50 62
GLYBURIDE 121 89 R 51 59
NOVOLIN 70-30 112 104 52 153
JANUVIA 111 63 53 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 110 94 54 38
FENOFIBRATE 109 60 55 54
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 109 67 55 200
LEVEMIR 104 71 57 154
CARVEDILOL 104 85 57 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102 65 59 68
CLONIDINE 98 68 60 264
MECLIZINE HCL 98 94 60 125
RAMIPRIL 97 97 62 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93 77 63 120
CLONIDINE HCL 90 78 64 40
GEMFIBROZIL 88 61 65 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 60 66 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 41 R 67 53
FELODIPINE ER 85 56 68 174
ACTOS 85 68 68 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 56 68 75
ZETIA 83 61 71 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80 32 72 119
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79 38 73 14
NIFEDICAL XL 79 79 73 239
HUMULIN 70-30 77 68 75 202
SURE COMFORT 75 54 76 282
LANTUS 74 45 77 44
ALLOPURINOL 73 44 78 37
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 73 51 78 117
FAMOTIDINE 70 56 80 82
PROAIR HFA 68 29 81 64
SINGULAIR 62 35 82 83
WARFARIN SODIUM 61 51 83 24
IBUPROFEN 61 23 83 65
CYMBALTA 53 18 85 48
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 41 85 184
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 48 87 190
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 July 16, 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.