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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 4623

$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 4623

1,081 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

9% of this provider’s 1,081 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 1,081 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 19,659 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,930 897 S3 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,284 769 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 996 707 3 8
LISINOPRIL 912 635 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 707 416 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 704 513 6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 659 487 7 14
OMEPRAZOLE 572 346 8 7
CARISOPRODOL 549 104 R 9 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 535 357 10 24
RISPERIDONE 475 189 11 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 460 347 12 9
ATENOLOL 457 339 13 28
GABAPENTIN 451 302 14 16
NEXIUM 446 236 15 17
METFORMIN HCL 424 272 16 6
SERTRALINE HCL 418 269 17 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 411 388 18 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 376 213 19 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 371 240 20 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326 248 21 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 324 212 22 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301 159 23 10
CYMBALTA 296 123 24 48
TRAMADOL HCL 275 170 25 15
GLIPIZIDE 262 173 26 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257 176 27 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254 210 28 13
NAMENDA 248 241 29 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 240 149 30 55
CARVEDILOL 235 182 31 25
LYRICA 234 122 32 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 232 130 33 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 230 21 34 148
AZITHROMYCIN 220 129 35 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 218 149 36 43
CLONIDINE HCL 217 140 37 40
DIGOXIN 211 177 38 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206 136 39 29
TRAZODONE HCL 201 93 40 42
METHADONE HCL 197 79 S2 41 193
MIRTAZAPINE 192 111 42 57
ALLOPURINOL 182 172 43 37
CLOPIDOGREL 180 163 44 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180 109 44 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 179 53 46 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 179 117 46 80
RANITIDINE HCL 172 94 48 47
GLIPIZIDE ER 171 117 49 86
ABILIFY 169 55 50 161
PAROXETINE HCL 167 62 51 78
PLAVIX 165 154 52 45
LANTUS 163 133 53 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 161 49 R 54 93
FENTANYL 158 80 S2 55 118
JANUVIA 158 82 55 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 157 48 57 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 111 58 19
MELOXICAM 150 105 59 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 148 32 R 60 141
LAMOTRIGINE 148 36 60 227
NAPROXEN 148 81 60 63
DETROL LA 147 70 63 196
RAMIPRIL 144 93 64 76
CELEBREX 142 100 65 89
ROPINIROLE HCL 138 97 66 108
FLUOXETINE HCL 138 61 66 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 135 95 68 81
BUSPIRONE HCL 131 18 69 135
LEXAPRO 129 78 70 220
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 128 113 71 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 44 72 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 120 84 73 77
LACTULOSE 118 48 74 106
PROAIR HFA 118 65 74 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116 86 76 11
EXELON 116 114 76 107
TOPIRAMATE 115 0 78 197
LEVETIRACETAM 111 45 79 114
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108 29 80 132
DIOVAN 104 98 81 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104 74 R 81 69
PROPRANOLOL HCL 98 36 83 169
OLANZAPINE 97 50 84 127
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 68 84 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 66 84 60
EXFORGE 96 76 87 181
KLOR-CON M20 94 79 88 102
PREDNISONE 93 61 89 50
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 92 69 R 90 56
PREMARIN 89 58 R 91 140
GLYBURIDE 88 62 R 92 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 87 38 93 51
NOVOLIN R 84 59 94 113
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 34 95 119
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82 56 96 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 33 97 126
IBUPROFEN 81 27 97 65
NITROFURANTOIN 80 63 99 243
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 80 0 99 336
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 20 R 101 53
LIPITOR 78 44 102 100
CARBAMAZEPINE 78 0 102 180
LOVASTATIN 78 56 102 34
DOXEPIN HCL 78 46 102 209
ACTOS 74 38 106 87
SINGULAIR 73 47 107 83
SEROQUEL 72 37 108 149
DIOVAN HCT 70 51 109 67
ZETIA 70 57 109 92
LUNESTA 69 49 111 287
SPIRIVA 69 48 111 79
LANSOPRAZOLE 68 40 113 241
HALOPERIDOL 68 35 113 214
VENTOLIN HFA 67 33 115 134
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 45 116 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 40 117 68
LATANOPROST 65 51 117 224
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 13 119 41
BACLOFEN 64 0 119 133
NOVOLOG 63 52 121 123
NOVOLIN 70-30 62 25 122 153
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 0 123 111
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 36 123 163
AMIODARONE HCL 59 31 125 207
MISOPROSTOL 58 42 126 473
DILTIAZEM ER 57 49 127 179
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 44 128 97
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 34 128 85
JANTOVEN 55 55 130 191
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 33 130 156
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 29 130 105
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 52 R 133 145
MECLIZINE HCL 51 38 134 125
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 38 135 142
ZYPREXA 50 0 135 395
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 July 26, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.