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Prescriber Checkup

RAJA PASPULA M.D.

9202 ELAM RD SOUTHEAST DALLAS HEALTH CENTER

Dallas | Texas | 75217

(214) 266-1706

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,845Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 79

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 79

1,183 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

9% of this provider’s 1,183 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 25,598 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 26.


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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 2,159 2,009 1 3
LISINOPRIL 2,025 1,767 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,686 1,452 3 6
METFORMIN HCL 1,520 1,400 4 13
FUROSEMIDE 866 763 5 4
GABAPENTIN 825 684 6 12
GLYBURIDE 805 748 R 10 7 78
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 752 728 8 1
RANITIDINE HCL 675 574 9 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 635 598 10 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 630 594 11 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 627 567 12 10
NOVOLIN 70-30 624 549 10 13 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 600 541 14 18
CRESTOR 580 504 15 62
TRAMADOL HCL 501 445 16 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 484 399 17 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 470 384 18 38
TOPROL XL 426 393 10 19 125
KLOR-CON M10 375 337 10 20 68
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 369 326 21 104
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 325 293 22 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 310 291 23 32
CARVEDILOL 308 265 24 21
ULTRA COMFORT 277 252 10 25 149
ATENOLOL 264 232 26 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 256 214 S3 27 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255 217 28 23
NEXIUM 244 211 29 34
TRAZODONE HCL 244 208 29 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 234 205 31 70
OMEPRAZOLE 232 209 32 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 229 208 33 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 225 197 34 47
ALLOPURINOL 219 206 35 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 192 36 111
VERAPAMIL ER 197 176 37 122
ACTOS 197 181 37 150
COUMADIN 188 176 39 167
FENOFIBRATE 177 142 40 119
NORVIR 171 25 41 175
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 159 138 42 110
TIZANIDINE HCL 147 123 43 142
PLAVIX 142 128 44 46
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 135 117 S3 45 115
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134 115 46 37
CLOPIDOGREL 130 112 47 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126 110 48 67
TRUVADA 124 20 49 194
ETODOLAC 122 97 50 197
FINASTERIDE 121 110 51 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117 106 52 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 112 98 53 14
REYATAZ 111 12 54 202
PROAIR HFA 110 78 55 131
ATROVENT HFA 109 92 56 203
INSULIN SYRINGE 108 86 57 176
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 68 R 58 95
EPZICOM 104 18 59 208
QVAR 104 89 59 208
SERTRALINE HCL 103 84 61 16
NAPROXEN 102 85 62 120
DONEPEZIL HCL 99 89 63 8
HUMULIN 70-30 95 86 64 216
METHOCARBAMOL 92 72 R 65 139
ISENTRESS 92 20 65 219
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 81 67 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 70 R 68 134
MIRTAZAPINE 81 75 68 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 62 70 64
BACLOFEN 78 71 71 84
ZETIA 75 70 72 138
ATRIPLA 73 0 73 229
PREMARIN 72 68 R 74 159
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71 58 75 231
GEMFIBROZIL 70 59 76 133
CLONIDINE HCL 70 61 76 49
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 68 68 78 160
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 50 78 157
COLCRYS 64 55 80 241
PAROXETINE HCL 63 49 81 87
IBUPROFEN 61 45 82 144
LATANOPROST 60 60 83 88
DETROL LA 58 56 84 137
KALETRA 56 28 85 256
PREZISTA 56 15 85 256
LANOXIN 55 54 87 261
LANTUS 55 52 87 26
LYRICA 53 53 89 73
LABETALOL HCL 51 41 90 272
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. 21, 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.