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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 4623

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 4623

643 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 643 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 643 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 13,690 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 885 605 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 633 518 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 621 512 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 471 400 4 24
LISINOPRIL 431 343 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 424 337 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389 321 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 389 344 7 14
NAMENDA 366 366 9 36
METFORMIN HCL 343 235 10 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 301 223 11 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 278 274 12 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 228 13 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 265 212 14 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240 162 15 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 231 199 16 74
GABAPENTIN 226 162 17 16
SERTRALINE HCL 212 177 18 26
OMEPRAZOLE 192 115 19 7
TRAZODONE HCL 189 148 20 42
TRAMADOL HCL 183 126 21 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179 108 22 18
MIRTAZAPINE 165 155 23 57
EXELON 159 159 24 107
CYMBALTA 156 115 25 48
LOVASTATIN 153 152 26 34
LIDODERM 145 126 27 139
CARISOPRODOL 144 45 R 28 71
ATENOLOL 138 106 29 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 118 30 10
CARVEDILOL 132 102 31 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127 121 32 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 103 33 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126 97 33 32
CRESTOR 122 83 35 20
LYRICA 121 86 36 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 67 36 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 107 38 75
DIGOXIN 118 98 39 58
MELOXICAM 114 73 40 27
LANTUS 113 63 41 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 101 42 22
FENTANYL 107 75 S2 42 118
NEXIUM 106 53 44 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 87 45 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 105 60 R 45 93
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105 87 45 90
SEROQUEL 100 86 48 149
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94 68 49 119
CLONIDINE HCL 91 74 50 40
OLANZAPINE 88 61 51 127
FENOFIBRATE 84 34 52 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 61 52 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 59 54 21
SINGULAIR 82 48 54 83
GLIPIZIDE 81 69 56 49
DIOVAN 81 81 56 39
CLOPIDOGREL 80 64 58 31
AZITHROMYCIN 80 56 58 33
ALLOPURINOL 78 60 60 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 59 61 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 51 62 29
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 38 S2 63 255
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 74 53 64 206
PREDNISONE 73 60 65 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 23 R 66 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 48 66 108
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68 58 68 172
KLOR-CON M20 67 66 69 102
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 46 69 81
SPIRIVA 67 56 69 79
RANITIDINE HCL 65 55 72 47
OXYCONTIN 65 0 S2 72 267
CELEBREX 63 42 74 89
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 62 0 S2 75 349
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 55 R 76 138
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 47 76 41
GEMFIBROZIL 60 13 78 94
NOVOLIN R 55 55 79 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 46 79 116
PLAVIX 54 46 81 45
LIPITOR 54 42 81 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 36 81 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 30 R 81 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 36 85 126
PROAIR HFA 53 22 85 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 46 85 43
NYSTATIN 53 36 85 175
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 Jan. 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.