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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 4623

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 4623

882 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%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

4% of this provider’s 882 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 882 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 22,964 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,329 851 S3 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 985 821 2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 890 718 3 14
LISINOPRIL 729 617 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 712 639 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 637 544 6 8
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 574 485 10 7 249
OMEPRAZOLE 571 507 8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 547 493 9 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 478 425 10 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 460 409 11 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 416 319 12 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 382 370 13 30
GABAPENTIN 361 285 14 16
TRAMADOL HCL 360 305 15 15
METFORMIN HCL 356 308 16 6
NAMENDA 355 342 17 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 325 258 18 90
AZITHROMYCIN 302 240 19 33
NEXIUM 277 151 20 17
SERTRALINE HCL 267 217 21 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257 179 22 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 216 23 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 219 24 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238 209 25 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 235 192 26 68
MUPIROCIN 218 185 27 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 218 175 27 120
CARVEDILOL 218 155 27 25
DIGOXIN 214 185 30 58
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 210 173 31 147
CLOPIDOGREL 195 158 32 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190 155 33 29
NAPROXEN 189 165 34 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187 157 35 35
MIRTAZAPINE 186 175 36 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185 127 37 75
TRAZODONE HCL 184 137 38 42
GLIPIZIDE 183 148 39 49
CYMBALTA 183 134 39 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 181 138 41 91
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 180 133 42 216
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175 130 43 74
GEMFIBROZIL 171 140 44 94
VERAPAMIL ER 171 149 44 96
OLANZAPINE 161 130 46 127
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 161 138 46 116
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 156 121 48 269
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 134 49 12
RAMIPRIL 151 131 50 76
MEGESTROL ACETATE 150 134 R 51 145
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 149 114 52 277
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 145 100 53 119
PLAVIX 145 123 53 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 145 93 R 53 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 140 90 R 56 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 114 57 11
ATENOLOL 130 100 58 28
PAROXETINE HCL 130 101 58 78
LYRICA 121 110 60 66
FENTANYL 120 108 S2 61 118
CARISOPRODOL 118 41 R 62 71
TRILIPIX 116 94 63 150
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 96 64 60
MELOXICAM 110 105 65 27
BUMETANIDE 109 88 66 211
RANITIDINE HCL 108 84 67 47
LANTUS 108 62 67 44
CLONIDINE HCL 107 73 69 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 89 70 43
RISPERIDONE 103 96 71 72
FAMOTIDINE 103 97 71 82
CRESTOR 102 39 73 20
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 100 48 74 142
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 81 75 32
KLOR-CON 8 97 66 76 246
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 85 77 41
SINGULAIR 94 66 77 83
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 88 73 79 218
SPIRIVA 88 59 79 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 70 R 79 69
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 87 84 82 177
DIOVAN HCT 86 84 83 67
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85 83 84 169
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 84 73 85 425
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 62 86 126
FINASTERIDE 83 75 86 109
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 77 88 81
SEROQUEL 82 63 88 149
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 74 90 172
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 59 91 77
PREDNISONE 78 66 92 50
DETROL LA 78 77 92 196
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 63 94 99
CARAFATE 75 70 95 391
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 74 63 96 200
LEXAPRO 74 63 96 220
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 74 45 96 148
SULFACETAMIDE-PREDNISOLONE 73 61 99 495
HYDROXYZINE HCL 73 59 R 99 138
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 73 58 99 117
AMOXICILLIN 73 51 99 95
DIOVAN 72 72 103 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 38 104 61
NITROSTAT 70 62 105 263
FENOFIBRATE 69 68 106 54
VYTORIN 69 56 106 170
ALLOPURINOL 68 62 108 37
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68 53 108 206
CARBAMAZEPINE 68 18 108 180
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 47 111 108
PROAIR HFA 66 39 112 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 38 113 132
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 57 113 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 49 115 22
PRANDIN 62 46 115 333
PREMARIN 61 37 R 117 140
LEVETIRACETAM 61 25 117 114
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 61 117 86
TRAVATAN Z 61 61 117 248
NITROFURANTOIN 60 48 121 243
ZETIA 58 34 122 92
CELEBREX 57 45 123 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 41 123 158
DEXILANT 56 38 125 232
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55 55 126 190
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 52 126 124
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 54 126 46
VERAPAMIL HCL 53 53 129 339
KLOR-CON M10 53 18 129 137
COMBIVENT 53 36 129 162
VALPROIC ACID 53 0 129 229
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53 48 129 103
NOVOLOG 51 38 134 123
GEODON 51 39 134 360
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 40 136 70
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 50 22 R 136 141
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 June 5, 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.