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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 4623

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 4623

986 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

19% of this provider’s 986 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 20,000 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 1,503 1,365 1 2
FENOFIBRATE 1,020 858 10 2 54
OMEPRAZOLE 918 844 3 7
RAMIPRIL 908 811 10 4 76
METFORMIN HCL 838 731 5 6
LISINOPRIL 772 702 6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 737 604 7 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 723 652 8 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 671 455 S3 9 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 670 633 10 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 556 535 11 5
FUROSEMIDE 511 486 12 8
CARVEDILOL 493 447 13 25
NIASPAN 389 375 14 110
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388 368 15 9
CRESTOR 328 296 16 20
TRAMADOL HCL 323 236 17 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319 266 18 10
GABAPENTIN 304 241 19 16
GLYBURIDE 279 228 R 20 59
ATELVIA 269 257 21 217
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 254 229 22 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 230 202 23 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210 184 24 13
PROAIR HFA 210 188 24 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 185 26 46
LANTUS 194 148 27 44
INSULIN SYRINGE 194 147 27 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 186 151 29 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 183 163 30 43
NIFEDIPINE ER 162 147 31 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 154 149 32 22
FINASTERIDE 153 153 33 109
CAPTOPRIL 149 149 34 215
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148 144 35 14
LOVASTATIN 140 138 36 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 130 121 37 23
ACTOS 129 117 38 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127 118 39 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 124 117 40 24
RANITIDINE HCL 124 122 40 47
IBUPROFEN 122 99 42 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 98 42 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 108 44 30
NEXIUM 119 107 45 17
CLOPIDOGREL 117 99 46 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 90 47 60
PLAVIX 113 102 48 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108 75 49 18
TORSEMIDE 106 89 50 164
ATENOLOL 104 100 51 28
AZITHROMYCIN 101 88 52 33
MIRTAZAPINE 94 75 53 57
NAMENDA 92 81 54 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 82 55 77
GLIPIZIDE 90 72 56 49
ALLOPURINOL 90 74 56 37
PAROXETINE HCL 89 71 58 78
AMOXICILLIN 88 74 59 95
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 84 59 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 80 59 19
PREDNISONE 84 72 62 50
LOVAZA 76 76 63 112
JANUVIA 73 58 64 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 63 64 62
LIDODERM 72 51 66 139
VERAPAMIL ER 72 72 66 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 64 68 120
CLONIDINE HCL 66 64 69 40
HUMALOG 65 49 70 186
LEVEMIR 65 40 70 154
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 42 R 70 53
DIOVAN HCT 64 64 73 67
DIOVAN 64 59 73 39
CEPHALEXIN 64 51 73 84
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 55 73 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 52 77 75
ACTONEL 62 59 78 165
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 43 R 78 93
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59 44 R 80 138
MECLIZINE HCL 59 55 80 125
NIFEDICAL XL 55 40 82 239
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 43 83 124
NAPROXEN 52 45 84 63
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. 30, 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.