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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 271 out of 4623

$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 339 out of 4623

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

6% of this provider’s 400 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 9,921 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522 362 1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 457 323 2 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 425 306 3 11
FUROSEMIDE 414 349 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 360 194 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 325 212 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 298 204 7 6
MELOXICAM 281 237 8 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 261 240 9 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 260 213 10 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257 192 11 9
TRAMADOL HCL 254 204 12 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249 217 13 12
NEXIUM 234 167 14 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226 170 15 13
ATENOLOL 218 188 16 28
GABAPENTIN 207 169 17 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 204 139 18 38
LISINOPRIL 198 143 19 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 195 168 20 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 135 21 10
CRESTOR 161 147 22 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 113 23 23
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 117 24 292
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 122 25 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 143 113 26 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134 111 27 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 98 S3 28 3
CELEBREX 116 104 29 89
PAROXETINE HCL 107 78 30 78
CLONIDINE HCL 100 84 31 40
ACTOS 98 71 32 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 78 33 22
RISPERIDONE 96 71 34 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 75 35 43
NAMENDA 89 61 36 36
CLOPIDOGREL 88 69 37 31
SPIRIVA 85 74 38 79
DIOVAN 84 73 39 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 62 39 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 67 41 91
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82 30 42 119
ZETIA 80 67 43 92
DIOVAN HCT 78 78 44 67
CARVEDILOL 77 70 45 25
SERTRALINE HCL 76 66 46 26
DIGOXIN 75 72 47 58
AZITHROMYCIN 74 60 48 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 46 48 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 71 50 46
KLOR-CON M20 72 68 51 102
LYRICA 71 39 52 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 67 53 60
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 36 R 54 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 65 55 62
LIPITOR 63 44 56 100
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 59 57 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 60 57 35
PROAIR HFA 59 50 59 64
CYMBALTA 57 23 60 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 42 61 135
SINGULAIR 54 50 61 83
PLAVIX 53 41 63 45
DETROL LA 52 40 64 196
QUINAPRIL HCL 50 50 65 157
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. 9, 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.