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Prescriber Checkup

ROMULO TENGCO MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 4623

$1,838 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4619 out of 4623

294 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

5% of this provider’s 294 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 294 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,070 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$0 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

68 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
CALCIUM WITH VITAMIN D 899 860 10 1 268
ASPIRIN EC 639 615 2 228
SIMVASTATIN 604 571 3 2
MAPAP 544 521 10 4 256
MULTILEX-T-M WITH MINERALS 542 529 10 5 274
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 529 501 6 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 475 451 7 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 459 419 8 1
NAMENDA 417 417 9 36
OMEPRAZOLE 415 404 10 7
SERTRALINE HCL 408 376 11 26
ASPIRIN 385 359 12 325
MULTIVITAMINS 360 360 10 13 259
LISINOPRIL 311 290 14 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302 302 15 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270 255 16 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 266 266 17 22
DOK 261 261 18 305
CARVEDILOL 255 250 19 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254 254 20 21
OMEGA-3 242 225 10 21 330
LANTUS 234 211 22 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210 201 23 35
METFORMIN HCL 209 181 24 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 189 25 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199 199 26 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189 183 27 29
LORATADINE 188 177 28 327
CLOPIDOGREL 187 187 29 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186 186 30 13
FUROSEMIDE 179 174 31 8
RISPERIDONE 176 176 32 72
RANITIDINE HCL 158 132 33 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158 153 33 9
TRAZODONE HCL 157 125 35 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 152 139 36 38
METAMUCIL 152 148 10 36 338
VITAMIN D2 151 151 38 304
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 132 S3 39 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 147 147 40 24
CALMOSEPTINE 140 138 10 41 391
SENNA 137 137 42 299
DIOVAN 134 134 43 39
TRAMADOL HCL 125 125 44 15
FELODIPINE ER 124 122 45 174
PLAVIX 121 121 46 45
CLONIDINE HCL 119 119 47 40
VESICARE 113 112 48 166
LACTULOSE 113 110 48 106
GABAPENTIN 111 106 50 16
ARTIFICIAL TEARS 109 97 51 402
FERROUS SULFATE 108 108 52 319
KLOR-CON 10 103 103 53 187
KLOR-CON M20 103 103 53 102
LOVASTATIN 102 102 55 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100 93 56 105
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 97 93 57 434
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94 81 58 132
DOC-Q-LACE 92 91 59 394
VITAMIN A & D 87 85 10 60 355
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80 72 61 99
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 75 62 98
OCUVITE 75 75 10 63 459
NOVOLOG 72 66 64 123
FINASTERIDE 72 67 64 109
ANALGESIC BALM 71 68 10 66 501
LYRICA 70 64 67 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 66 68 91
PATADAY 69 69 68 300
AVODART 68 68 70 172
CLONIDINE 66 66 71 264
VITAMIN B-6 66 66 10 71 505
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 65 65 73 167
ISONIAZID 65 65 73 509
DILTIAZEM ER 63 63 75 179
MIRTAZAPINE 60 60 76 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 59 77 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57 57 78 18
VITAMIN D 55 48 79 535
DIABETIC TUSSIN DM 55 50 10 79 413
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 46 81 116
MYTAB GAS 53 49 10 82 464
CILOSTAZOL 53 53 82 176
VITAMIN B-12 52 52 84 409
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 51 R 84 93
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 51 86 180
SEROQUEL 51 51 86 149
SURE COMFORT 50 47 88 282
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 Sept. 6, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.