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Prescriber Checkup

MUHAMMAD NASIR MD

303 E OVERTON RD BLUITT-FLOWERS HEALTH CENTER

Dallas | Texas | 75216

(214) 266-4200

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 137 out of 2888

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 199 out of 2888

1,119 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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
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this specialty
in Texas
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,119 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 9,885 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,048 658 1 5
LISINOPRIL 936 474 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 686 445 3 2
CRESTOR 610 414 4 20
METFORMIN HCL 577 301 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 505 266 6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 487 228 S3 7 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 480 314 8 28
GLYBURIDE 375 255 R 9 58
NOVOLIN 70-30 369 166 10 10 144
RANITIDINE HCL 350 171 11 56
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 335 202 12 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 206 13 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 296 197 14 18
TOPROL XL 295 213 10 15 274
GABAPENTIN 285 112 16 13
CARVEDILOL 272 119 17 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264 181 18 10
KLOR-CON M10 255 170 19 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 241 129 20 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 239 99 21 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232 122 22 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 101 23 15
TRAMADOL HCL 224 135 24 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221 137 25 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 212 127 26 36
NEXIUM 208 113 27 19
ALLOPURINOL 205 148 28 37
VERAPAMIL ER 197 109 29 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 150 30 23
CLONIDINE HCL 158 84 31 39
COUMADIN 155 76 32 219
IBUPROFEN 152 53 33 87
WARFARIN SODIUM 149 88 34 22
ULTRA COMFORT 145 70 10 35 329
ADVAIR DISKUS 143 74 36 60
ATENOLOL 141 77 37 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 134 68 38 63
OMEPRAZOLE 133 83 39 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 132 79 40 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 132 37 R 40 68
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 131 71 42 145
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123 66 43 14
ETODOLAC 120 44 44 170
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 56 45 70
INSULIN SYRINGE 117 58 46 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114 71 R 47 74
PLAVIX 109 75 48 40
TRAZODONE HCL 106 34 49 43
CLOPIDOGREL 98 69 50 30
METHOCARBAMOL 97 26 R 51 176
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 43 52 33
PROAIR HFA 92 37 53 71
BACLOFEN 90 49 54 121
NAPROXEN 79 29 55 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 44 56 133
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 61 56 94
ATROVENT HFA 74 41 56 385
PREDNISONE 73 38 59 42
HUMULIN 70-30 65 35 60 230
SERTRALINE HCL 60 37 61 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 59 47 62 9
PAROXETINE HCL 58 33 63 84
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 55 22 64 290
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 44 65 132
LEVETIRACETAM 51 14 66 103
FELODIPINE ER 51 38 66 175
LATANOPROST 51 46 66 197
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 22 R 69 174
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 28 69 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 50 25 69 148
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 21 69 88
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 Dec. 4, 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.