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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,881Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 4623

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 4623

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

2% of this provider’s 518 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 518 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 17,844 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
FUROSEMIDE 975 866 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 879 792 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 759 599 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 687 622 S3 4 3
LISINOPRIL 585 469 5 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 564 537 6 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479 413 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 474 355 8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 415 379 9 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 408 329 10 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 372 338 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 312 252 12 6
GABAPENTIN 287 258 13 16
SERTRALINE HCL 274 214 14 26
NAMENDA 252 236 15 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 213 16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 241 221 17 31
MIRTAZAPINE 236 217 18 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 222 209 19 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221 176 20 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203 192 21 13
NOVOLIN R 196 160 22 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 192 165 23 90
NEXIUM 191 163 24 17
PREDNISONE 175 164 25 50
KLOR-CON M10 173 162 26 137
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 164 130 27 91
ATENOLOL 162 158 28 28
TRAZODONE HCL 160 142 29 42
CLONIDINE HCL 160 140 29 40
CARVEDILOL 153 134 31 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 149 139 32 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149 130 32 12
RISPERIDONE 146 98 34 72
RAMIPRIL 140 95 35 76
CYMBALTA 139 123 36 48
KLOR-CON M20 138 115 37 102
MELOXICAM 138 111 37 27
LANTUS 137 126 39 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 121 40 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 125 41 29
PLAVIX 131 121 42 45
TRAMADOL HCL 123 95 43 15
RANITIDINE HCL 121 96 44 47
DIGOXIN 120 120 45 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 120 113 45 62
ALLOPURINOL 114 110 47 37
GLIPIZIDE 112 112 48 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 98 49 19
ABILIFY 107 82 49 161
WARFARIN SODIUM 106 90 51 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 106 41 51 148
NAPROXEN 103 75 53 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 84 54 11
CRESTOR 96 77 55 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 87 55 18
FENOFIBRATE 96 83 55 54
CELEBREX 96 95 55 89
FAMOTIDINE 93 93 59 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 78 60 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 90 70 61 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 72 61 68
EXELON 88 88 63 107
NOVOLIN 70-30 86 65 64 153
PROMETHAZINE HCL 86 77 R 64 93
AMOXICILLIN 81 61 66 95
PATANOL 78 63 67 254
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 65 67 21
LEXAPRO 77 66 69 220
SPIRIVA 76 66 70 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75 75 71 163
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 61 R 72 141
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72 67 73 177
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 69 74 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 54 75 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 52 76 77
AGGRENOX 66 66 77 198
JANUVIA 65 55 78 52
VALPROIC ACID 65 49 78 229
LATANOPROST 65 65 78 224
SEROQUEL 65 59 78 149
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 65 78 99
SINGULAIR 64 32 83 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 59 83 108
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 51 85 142
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 51 85 116
MECLIZINE HCL 61 61 87 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 55 88 32
OLANZAPINE 60 29 88 127
LIDODERM 59 59 90 139
GLYBURIDE 58 46 R 91 59
LEVETIRACETAM 56 39 92 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 45 R 92 69
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 37 R 94 138
AZITHROMYCIN 53 45 95 33
DIOVAN 51 42 96 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 50 96 121
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 10, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.