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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 4623

$2.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 4623

866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

3% of this provider’s 866 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 866 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 20,607 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,524 902 S3 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 966 665 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 935 636 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 917 601 4 7
FUROSEMIDE 824 631 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628 497 6 5
LISINOPRIL 579 361 7 4
CARVEDILOL 571 424 8 25
GABAPENTIN 521 300 9 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 519 335 10 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 498 410 11 14
METFORMIN HCL 472 301 12 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 387 292 13 21
NEXIUM 384 247 14 17
CRESTOR 359 218 15 20
SERTRALINE HCL 314 215 16 26
TRAMADOL HCL 306 194 17 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 289 219 18 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 288 233 19 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277 179 20 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 268 147 21 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 268 262 21 30
NAMENDA 267 267 23 36
SPIRIVA 265 215 24 79
WARFARIN SODIUM 259 171 25 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248 183 26 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 241 176 27 23
CYMBALTA 240 159 28 48
CLONIDINE HCL 239 181 29 40
LANTUS 235 185 30 44
MIRTAZAPINE 228 203 31 57
PREDNISONE 221 175 32 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 130 33 19
RANITIDINE HCL 207 143 34 47
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 202 79 R 35 141
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201 152 36 46
ALLOPURINOL 197 133 37 37
CLOPIDOGREL 196 151 38 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 190 139 39 74
DIGOXIN 189 175 40 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 185 122 41 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 184 160 42 91
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 184 106 42 101
RISPERIDONE 180 92 44 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 179 147 45 75
EXELON 178 165 46 107
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 177 128 47 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 174 140 48 62
NOVOLOG 174 118 48 123
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 169 148 50 177
OLANZAPINE 165 82 51 127
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 119 51 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 146 112 53 90
ATENOLOL 141 103 54 28
TRICOR 140 93 55 88
PLAVIX 137 111 56 45
TRAZODONE HCL 135 60 57 42
DIOVAN 129 110 58 39
BYSTOLIC 128 95 59 115
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125 102 60 35
KLOR-CON M20 123 122 61 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119 85 62 43
SYMBICORT 119 49 62 151
JANUVIA 118 77 64 52
PROAIR HFA 111 75 65 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 111 53 65 108
LYRICA 111 53 65 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 109 81 68 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 46 R 69 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 88 69 11
KLOR-CON 10 105 81 71 187
RAMIPRIL 104 101 72 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104 48 72 41
ABILIFY 104 51 72 161
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 47 R 75 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 92 15 76 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 65 76 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 91 75 78 81
IBUPROFEN 91 23 78 65
ESTRADIOL 91 25 R 78 130
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 66 78 119
AZITHROMYCIN 89 51 82 33
FAMOTIDINE 89 58 82 82
VESICARE 87 59 84 166
MELOXICAM 86 63 85 27
AVODART 86 63 85 172
BUMETANIDE 83 73 87 211
FINASTERIDE 82 70 88 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82 66 88 55
NOVOLIN R 81 73 90 113
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 81 38 90 218
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80 43 R 92 93
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78 0 93 148
SEROQUEL 77 50 94 149
CARISOPRODOL 76 27 R 95 71
SINGULAIR 74 51 96 83
METHOCARBAMOL 73 34 R 97 155
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 36 97 146
EVISTA 68 37 99 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 62 99 77
TRILIPIX 68 28 99 150
TOPIRAMATE 68 0 99 197
PAROXETINE HCL 67 35 103 78
VENTOLIN HFA 65 24 104 134
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65 56 104 281
CLOZAPINE 64 0 106 326
HYDROXYZINE HCL 64 32 R 106 138
ONGLYZA 64 43 106 192
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63 47 S2 109 185
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 62 46 110 231
DETROL LA 62 49 110 196
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 57 110 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 0 113 135
BENICAR HCT 60 47 114 203
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 53 114 120
SOTALOL 59 58 116 383
NITROSTAT 58 52 117 263
SEROQUEL XR 57 31 118 235
NIASPAN 57 49 118 110
SYNTHROID 56 28 120 73
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 50 120 116
FENOFIBRATE 56 37 120 54
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 56 42 120 269
GENERLAC 54 45 124 240
PREMARIN 54 33 R 124 140
LEXAPRO 52 40 126 220
CILOSTAZOL 52 32 126 176
LOVAZA 51 26 128 112
NITROFURANTOIN 51 36 128 243
AMITIZA 50 22 130 368
LUNESTA 50 33 130 287
METOLAZONE 50 42 130 208
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 March 27, 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.