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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,137Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 189

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 189

605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

8% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 21,265 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 26%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,070 967 1 10
FUROSEMIDE 1,037 951 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 958 866 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 868 708 S3 4 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 741 721 5 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 715 614 6 24
SIMVASTATIN 694 622 7 4
NAMENDA 592 565 8 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 563 525 9 11
OMEPRAZOLE 523 483 10 8
LISINOPRIL 502 468 11 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 483 452 12 5
GABAPENTIN 479 416 13 15
MIRTAZAPINE 452 440 14 58
TRAMADOL HCL 405 355 15 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 343 311 16 25
CYMBALTA 302 245 17 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 244 218 18 62
SERTRALINE HCL 243 209 19 28
LANTUS 233 188 20 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 224 184 21 69
FENTANYL 223 190 S2 22 86
CARVEDILOL 218 199 23 22
ABILIFY 215 167 24 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 160 25 26
OLANZAPINE 193 157 26 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 192 170 27 126
CLOPIDOGREL 182 172 28 29
RAMIPRIL 176 154 29 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 156 30 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 156 146 31 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156 155 31 68
ATENOLOL 153 144 33 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149 147 34 16
ALLOPURINOL 149 142 34 35
PAROXETINE HCL 140 120 36 72
NOVOLIN R 139 125 37 145
PLAVIX 138 135 38 38
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 137 120 39 130
METFORMIN HCL 137 118 39 6
PREDNISONE 137 132 39 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130 116 42 113
TORSEMIDE 129 127 43 148
KLOR-CON M20 126 113 44 91
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125 110 45 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 118 46 13
PROMETHAZINE HCL 115 97 R 47 85
MELOXICAM 114 110 48 21
DIGOXIN 114 112 48 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 113 102 50 65
LEVOFLOXACIN 110 102 51 96
RANITIDINE HCL 108 89 52 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108 90 52 18
LACTULOSE 105 95 54 89
LEXAPRO 103 99 55 194
CEFTRIAXONE 103 97 55 233
CLONIDINE HCL 102 83 57 37
GLIPIZIDE 101 101 58 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 83 59 31
METOLAZONE 95 79 60 176
SEROQUEL 91 71 61 160
METHOCARBAMOL 91 76 R 61 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 86 63 73
CEPHALEXIN 89 82 64 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 75 65 39
MEGESTROL ACETATE 87 85 R 66 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 73 67 17
SUCRALFATE 86 75 67 244
RISPERIDONE 84 62 69 51
SPIRIVA 83 72 70 90
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 71 71 115
FAMOTIDINE 80 79 72 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75 64 73 14
NEXIUM 75 62 73 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 66 75 50
NOVOLOG 73 66 76 111
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 72 77 78
NITROFURANTOIN 71 50 78 215
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 69 48 79 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 56 80 161
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 60 81 52
LIDOCAINE HCL 67 62 81 261
TRAZODONE HCL 65 61 83 41
SODIUM CHLORIDE 64 64 84 267
VANCOMYCIN HCL 64 64 84 267
BACLOFEN 63 37 86 121
EXELON 61 57 87 99
PRIMIDONE 61 36 87 273
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 45 89 147
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 58 43 89 208
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57 48 91 212
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 55 92 124
NYSTATIN 54 46 93 230
DIOVAN 54 54 93 34
FLUCONAZOLE 54 49 93 192
MUPIROCIN 54 50 93 133
KLOR-CON M10 52 52 97 119
NOVOLIN N 51 51 98 298
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 46 99 155
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 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.