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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,238Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 323 out of 4623

$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 294 out of 4623

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

38% of this provider’s 441 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 6,545 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

$63 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,117 494 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 313 183 2 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312 214 3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 301 170 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296 163 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254 168 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 236 107 7 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 235 141 8 18
SIMVASTATIN 209 131 9 2
AZITHROMYCIN 200 112 10 33
LISINOPRIL 187 132 11 4
GABAPENTIN 167 83 12 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163 99 13 9
PROMETHAZINE HCL 155 35 R 14 93
NEXIUM 154 87 15 17
TRAMADOL HCL 149 71 16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 72 17 10
ATENOLOL 135 92 18 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128 68 19 35
CLONIDINE HCL 123 57 20 40
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 118 46 21 103
LOVASTATIN 111 49 22 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 109 42 23 111
CARVEDILOL 106 61 24 25
CARISOPRODOL 102 28 R 25 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98 61 26 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 38 R 26 53
ALLOPURINOL 86 51 28 37
KLOR-CON M20 85 67 29 102
CITALOPRAM HBR 85 61 29 23
CELEBREX 81 55 31 89
CLOPIDOGREL 80 67 32 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 58 32 19
LYRICA 80 38 32 66
FLUCONAZOLE 80 31 32 189
CEPHALEXIN 79 32 36 84
EXFORGE 78 53 37 181
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 52 37 12
SERTRALINE HCL 75 51 39 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 57 39 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 40 41 38
MELOXICAM 74 52 41 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 40 43 108
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 20 43 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 0 R 45 69
DIOVAN HCT 71 43 45 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 46 45 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 23 48 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 66 49 30
VERAPAMIL ER 67 25 50 96
CYMBALTA 66 37 51 48
PROAIR HFA 65 32 52 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 32 53 75
PLAVIX 62 48 54 45
KLOR-CON M10 62 43 54 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 29 56 32
METRONIDAZOLE 58 24 57 308
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 33 58 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 56 42 59 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 29 59 68
AMOXICILLIN 54 14 61 95
DIGOXIN 53 29 62 58
TORSEMIDE 53 30 62 164
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 41 64 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52 23 64 101
NAPROXEN 52 37 64 63
IBUPROFEN 52 16 64 65
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 May 14, 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.