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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,577Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 189

$433K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 189

283 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 7,450 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 738 669 1 5
LISINOPRIL 732 664 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 492 423 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 396 335 4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350 313 5 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 311 270 6 3
JANUVIA 290 243 7 57
OMEPRAZOLE 271 223 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 200 9 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 211 10 13
TRAMADOL HCL 197 168 11 12
DIOVAN 188 153 12 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153 150 13 68
LANTUS 139 125 14 40
LIPITOR 132 117 15 92
CLOPIDOGREL 127 108 16 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 111 17 17
CRESTOR 107 95 18 20
NEXIUM 93 92 19 9
PLAVIX 92 79 20 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 74 21 53
FUROSEMIDE 71 55 22 7
AZITHROMYCIN 71 55 22 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 70 53 24 74
ATENOLOL 68 59 25 32
DIOVAN HCT 66 66 26 44
GLIPIZIDE 63 63 27 43
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 52 28 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 61 29 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 60 30 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 44 31 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 59 31 71
ACTOS 58 49 33 93
CARVEDILOL 58 47 33 22
MELOXICAM 54 38 35 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 53 35 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 46 37 48
SERTRALINE HCL 50 29 38 28
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 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.