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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Sleep Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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55,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 14

$2.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 14

1,701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,701 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 1,701 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 42,436 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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 2,727 2,265 10 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,184 1,159 S3 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,010 1,721 3 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,926 1,588 10 4 4
LISINOPRIL 1,509 1,113 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,312 1,066 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 1,263 947 7 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,246 1,021 8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,242 886 9 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,126 904 10 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 948 753 11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 886 691 12 11
NEXIUM 852 616 13 15
CRESTOR 771 579 14 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 761 606 15 19
MELOXICAM 757 626 16 14
CLOPIDOGREL 677 558 17 21
GABAPENTIN 660 447 18 13
FENOFIBRATE 650 441 19 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 649 498 20 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 574 511 21 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 547 464 22 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 545 529 23 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 545 523 23 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 494 443 25 26
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 487 364 R 26 29
SIMVASTATIN 475 387 27 16
FAMOTIDINE 444 379 28 33
TRICOR 426 349 29 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 411 223 30 18
AZITHROMYCIN 410 298 31 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 407 319 32 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 384 271 33 41
PLAVIX 381 329 34 32
NAMENDA 381 360 34 42
CARVEDILOL 370 302 36 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 365 302 37 43
DIGOXIN 358 341 38 37
TRAMADOL HCL 354 289 39 31
GLYBURIDE 351 228 R 40 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 349 280 41 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 330 250 42 40
DIOVAN 326 255 43 48
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 321 217 10 44 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 317 272 45 50
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 312 239 46 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 309 207 47 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 292 194 48 54
IBUPROFEN 291 186 49 55
TRAZODONE HCL 288 243 50 44
PROAIR HFA 286 148 51 56
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 286 230 51 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 281 224 53 47
RAMIPRIL 267 239 54 59
DIOVAN HCT 264 223 55 61
LABETALOL HCL 262 245 56 62
GLIPIZIDE 251 203 57 39
EXELON 249 249 58 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 248 194 59 67
SERTRALINE HCL 242 198 60 34
CLONIDINE HCL 238 163 61 68
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 236 143 R 62 53
LACTULOSE 231 167 63 69
NAPROXEN 231 168 63 69
GLIPIZIDE ER 229 214 65 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 225 192 66 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 177 66 72
INSULIN SYRINGE 220 144 68 74
CYMBALTA 202 115 69 64
ATENOLOL 201 157 70 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 149 71 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 187 133 72 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 185 134 73 80
LYRICA 181 101 74 58
KLOR-CON M10 179 170 75 81
ALLOPURINOL 177 141 76 65
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 177 128 76 82
SUCRALFATE 176 137 78 83
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 174 154 79 84
MECLIZINE HCL 169 156 80 86
KLOR-CON M20 157 127 81 88
PREDNISONE 152 108 82 89
LIPITOR 152 146 82 89
PAROXETINE HCL 151 118 84 91
SYMBICORT 151 111 84 91
LANSOPRAZOLE 147 110 86 93
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 146 80 87 94
PROMETHAZINE HCL 142 48 R 88 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 139 98 89 95
PEN NEEDLE 139 80 89 95
SPIRIVA 139 93 89 75
SINGULAIR 137 86 92 76
LOVASTATIN 131 113 93 98
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 124 85 94 99
LOVAZA 124 89 94 99
CELEBREX 123 94 96 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120 95 97 102
NOVOLIN 70-30 120 100 97 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 119 89 99 104
NOVOLOG 116 70 100 105
LANTUS 115 98 101 106
VERAPAMIL ER 111 91 102 108
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 110 91 103 109
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 110 80 103 109
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 109 53 105 111
LEXAPRO 108 92 106 112
GLIPIZIDE XL 107 107 107 113
ONGLYZA 107 89 107 113
JANUVIA 106 70 109 115
FINASTERIDE 105 105 110 116
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 105 79 110 116
DETROL LA 105 100 110 116
MEGESTROL ACETATE 101 88 R 113 119
NIFEDIPINE ER 100 79 114 120
MIRTAZAPINE 99 85 115 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 67 116 87
DEXILANT 97 56 116 122
RANITIDINE HCL 95 81 118 78
PROPRANOLOL HCL 95 60 118 123
ZETIA 94 53 120 124
FLUCONAZOLE 92 56 121 126
TERAZOSIN HCL 92 79 121 126
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88 67 123 128
VESICARE 86 62 124 129
GEMFIBROZIL 85 69 125 130
ACTOS 84 53 126 131
ATELVIA 83 82 127 132
AGGRENOX 81 50 128 133
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 79 49 R 129 134
ALPRAZOLAM 78 56 130 135
TIZANIDINE HCL 78 34 130 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 59 132 136
GENERLAC 74 52 133 137
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74 39 133 137
HYDROXYZINE HCL 72 19 R 135 140
SEROQUEL XR 71 37 136 141
NIASPAN 70 61 137 142
NYSTATIN 69 43 138 144
MUPIROCIN 67 41 139 145
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 61 139 145
JANUMET 67 29 139 145
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 65 32 142 148
COMBIVENT 64 33 143 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 49 144 150
NOVOLIN R 63 48 144 150
CARBAMAZEPINE 63 24 144 150
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 62 54 147 154
NITROSTAT 62 45 147 154
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 39 147 154
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 61 38 150 157
NASONEX 61 57 150 157
TIMOLOL MALEATE 61 60 150 157
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61 45 150 157
LEVEMIR 59 29 154 162
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 44 154 162
EXFORGE 57 50 156 165
CARISOPRODOL 54 0 R 157 167
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 22 R 157 107
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 32 157 167
RIVASTIGMINE 54 54 157 167
COLCRYS 53 36 161 170
TORSEMIDE 52 49 162 171
BENICAR HCT 51 27 163 172
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 38 163 172
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 33 165 175
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 Aug. 30, 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.