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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 4623

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 4623

879 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 879 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 879 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 18,633 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 914 776 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 882 743 2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 777 624 S3 3 3
LISINOPRIL 721 568 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 622 492 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 573 521 6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 549 450 7 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 509 478 8 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 502 402 9 14
OMEPRAZOLE 476 394 10 7
TRAMADOL HCL 405 278 11 15
NAMENDA 390 371 12 36
METFORMIN HCL 353 250 13 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 341 260 14 24
GABAPENTIN 340 261 15 16
MIRTAZAPINE 333 324 16 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324 301 17 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 318 273 18 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 278 244 19 23
SERTRALINE HCL 276 268 20 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 252 204 21 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 183 22 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202 165 23 13
KLOR-CON M10 196 173 24 137
FLUOXETINE HCL 182 158 25 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180 129 26 29
TRAZODONE HCL 179 124 27 42
CARVEDILOL 164 158 28 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 161 119 29 43
CYMBALTA 155 114 30 48
ATENOLOL 150 117 31 28
PREDNISONE 149 143 32 50
NEXIUM 149 74 32 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 148 119 34 163
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 104 34 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 137 117 36 90
CLOPIDOGREL 135 114 37 31
SEROQUEL 133 119 38 149
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 131 67 39 277
OLANZAPINE 131 89 39 127
LANTUS 130 112 41 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130 87 41 32
KLOR-CON M20 126 113 43 102
AZITHROMYCIN 125 95 44 33
CLONIDINE HCL 124 118 45 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 121 46 21
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 123 99 46 103
RISPERIDONE 122 107 48 72
CEPHALEXIN 118 87 49 84
DIOVAN 116 99 50 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 87 51 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110 73 52 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 110 86 52 68
CRESTOR 106 95 54 20
FENTANYL 104 82 S2 55 118
MELOXICAM 103 95 56 27
RANITIDINE HCL 101 76 57 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 78 58 116
PLAVIX 97 75 59 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 94 60 22
NOVOLIN R 93 90 61 113
DIGOXIN 93 79 61 58
GLIPIZIDE 90 89 63 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88 66 R 64 93
LOVASTATIN 87 70 65 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 56 R 66 53
SINGULAIR 86 69 66 83
LEVETIRACETAM 83 63 68 114
LYRICA 83 61 68 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 68 70 19
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 68 70 119
CEFUROXIME 72 65 72 152
NYSTOP 72 61 72 432
NIFEDIPINE ER 71 30 74 97
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 35 74 91
VESICARE 71 46 74 166
LIDODERM 70 69 77 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 50 77 77
FAMOTIDINE 68 52 79 82
GLYBURIDE 67 38 R 80 59
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 37 81 111
FLUCONAZOLE 65 43 82 189
ALLOPURINOL 65 59 82 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 56 84 62
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 52 85 85
BACLOFEN 61 37 86 133
AMIODARONE HCL 61 59 86 207
ACTONEL 60 60 88 165
CARISOPRODOL 59 39 R 89 71
CELEBREX 59 51 89 89
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58 17 R 91 141
ZETIA 57 57 92 92
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 50 93 80
PAROXETINE HCL 56 56 93 78
DETROL LA 55 13 95 196
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55 41 95 281
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 48 97 120
RAMIPRIL 52 40 98 76
PREMARIN 51 39 R 99 140
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51 44 99 142
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 Feb. 8, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.