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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,857Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 4623

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 4623

878 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

4% of this provider’s 878 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 878 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 26,404 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,314 1,082 S3 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,118 989 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,111 967 3 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,072 944 4 14
LISINOPRIL 830 719 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 823 726 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 738 648 7 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 651 579 8 23
METFORMIN HCL 610 506 9 6
TRAMADOL HCL 581 513 10 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 557 512 11 13
GABAPENTIN 513 432 12 16
OMEPRAZOLE 490 412 13 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 469 437 14 24
SERTRALINE HCL 446 409 15 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 439 350 16 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430 395 17 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 395 349 18 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 390 381 19 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 384 325 20 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 362 284 21 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 358 332 22 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 337 293 23 29
MIRTAZAPINE 324 295 24 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 304 261 25 35
NAMENDA 300 300 26 36
CARVEDILOL 298 251 27 25
MELOXICAM 286 234 28 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 277 224 29 38
CLOPIDOGREL 268 246 30 31
TRAZODONE HCL 263 220 31 42
NEXIUM 251 193 32 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 245 214 33 80
DIGOXIN 229 207 34 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 212 189 35 32
PREDNISONE 208 180 36 50
RAMIPRIL 208 187 36 76
PLAVIX 202 181 38 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 199 155 39 121
CLONIDINE HCL 198 167 40 40
ATENOLOL 192 165 41 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 175 152 42 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170 141 43 19
LANTUS 164 133 44 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157 110 45 75
GLIPIZIDE 156 144 46 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 142 136 47 177
LYRICA 139 95 48 66
ALLOPURINOL 139 120 48 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137 119 50 22
CEFUROXIME 129 116 51 152
AZITHROMYCIN 128 108 52 33
SPIRIVA 125 99 53 79
FENTANYL 125 119 S2 53 118
DIOVAN 123 114 55 39
CEPHALEXIN 119 104 56 84
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 117 109 57 172
NYSTATIN 115 108 58 175
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114 91 R 59 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114 107 59 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 108 61 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 113 84 R 61 93
ZETIA 109 94 63 92
CRESTOR 109 94 63 20
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 105 81 65 206
ROPINIROLE HCL 105 81 65 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 105 96 65 156
SPIRONOLACTONE 104 90 68 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 97 69 81
AMOXICILLIN 102 81 70 95
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101 88 71 98
PAROXETINE HCL 100 63 72 78
BENAZEPRIL HCL 100 85 72 70
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 99 74 74 218
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 98 89 75 120
PROPRANOLOL HCL 98 95 75 169
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 78 75 46
RISPERIDONE 98 96 75 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97 70 79 105
CYMBALTA 96 67 80 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92 85 81 116
MUPIROCIN 91 83 82 159
ESTRADIOL 86 68 R 83 130
BUPROPION XL 83 61 84 219
METHOCARBAMOL 82 49 R 85 155
BACLOFEN 82 66 85 133
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81 73 87 103
JANUVIA 78 58 88 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 60 R 89 69
BUMETANIDE 75 75 90 211
LIPITOR 75 75 90 100
AMIODARONE HCL 74 59 92 207
FELODIPINE ER 74 68 92 174
EXELON 73 62 94 107
RANITIDINE HCL 71 49 95 47
LOVAZA 69 28 96 112
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 61 97 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 65 97 60
NAPROXEN 67 41 99 63
CEFDINIR 67 64 99 129
CELEBREX 66 65 101 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 43 102 132
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 58 103 124
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 61 103 119
DETROL LA 61 59 105 196
PROAIR HFA 61 40 105 64
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59 56 R 107 138
ACTOS 59 36 107 87
SINGULAIR 58 47 109 83
VENTOLIN HFA 58 50 109 134
OLANZAPINE 57 46 111 127
TRICOR 57 36 111 88
NOVOLIN R 57 45 111 113
FINASTERIDE 56 53 114 109
VESICARE 56 56 114 166
LEVETIRACETAM 56 44 114 114
PHENYTOIN 56 56 114 294
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 55 118 97
LOVASTATIN 55 44 118 34
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 54 120 103
VERAPAMIL ER 53 40 121 96
LAMOTRIGINE 53 30 121 227
FENOFIBRATE 52 26 123 54
PEN NEEDLE 52 34 123 122
LEXAPRO 52 45 123 220
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 39 126 55
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 Feb. 29, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.