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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 4623

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 4623

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 547 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 16,143 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$69 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
FUROSEMIDE 693 633 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 615 574 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 555 436 S3 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 515 465 4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 399 348 5 24
LISINOPRIL 392 318 6 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 366 296 7 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 328 303 8 14
NAMENDA 324 311 9 36
OMEPRAZOLE 317 269 10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311 246 11 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 290 268 12 77
MIRTAZAPINE 280 273 13 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 265 242 14 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264 226 15 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 239 191 16 74
CARVEDILOL 220 211 17 25
GABAPENTIN 213 117 18 16
FAMOTIDINE 197 164 19 82
METFORMIN HCL 188 144 20 6
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 188 177 20 103
CLOPIDOGREL 185 142 22 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 172 111 23 91
RANITIDINE HCL 169 138 24 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167 128 25 35
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 163 161 26 177
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 143 27 32
CYMBALTA 159 149 28 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 151 147 29 90
PREDNISONE 147 126 30 50
SINGULAIR 141 113 31 83
NEXIUM 141 110 31 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141 118 31 18
NOVOLIN R 140 111 34 113
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 91 35 12
DIGOXIN 136 130 36 58
LEVETIRACETAM 131 78 37 114
PLAVIX 128 105 38 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 112 38 10
MEGESTROL ACETATE 128 128 R 38 145
MELOXICAM 126 119 41 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 111 41 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 119 43 62
KLOR-CON M20 124 110 44 102
SERTRALINE HCL 124 84 44 26
KLOR-CON M10 124 108 44 137
JANUVIA 120 84 47 52
RISPERIDONE 119 112 48 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116 96 49 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 109 50 29
TRAZODONE HCL 106 87 51 42
EXELON 103 100 52 107
TRAMADOL HCL 103 97 52 15
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 95 79 54 142
RAMIPRIL 95 80 54 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 70 56 38
CRESTOR 88 63 57 20
GLIPIZIDE 88 77 57 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 69 57 99
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 87 76 60 126
VENLAFAXINE HCL 86 52 61 279
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 85 83 62 190
LYRICA 84 64 63 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82 71 64 158
AZITHROMYCIN 81 64 65 33
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 81 65 65 206
OLANZAPINE 80 50 67 127
SUCRALFATE 77 59 68 183
TORSEMIDE 76 71 69 164
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76 54 69 13
SEROQUEL 74 58 71 149
NYSTATIN 73 65 72 175
FENTANYL 72 61 S2 73 118
GLYBURIDE 71 48 R 74 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 63 75 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 54 76 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 57 76 43
DIOVAN 69 51 76 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 61 79 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 43 R 80 93
LIDODERM 66 54 80 139
JANTOVEN 66 66 80 191
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 65 83 22
LATANOPROST 64 64 84 224
TRAVATAN Z 64 63 84 248
LANTUS 63 44 86 44
NITROFURANTOIN 62 62 87 243
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 62 87 218
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 48 87 143
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 50 90 11
ABILIFY 59 55 91 161
CEFTRIAXONE 58 51 92 262
JANUMET 58 47 92 136
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 57 29 94 167
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 41 95 148
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 52 95 116
CLONIDINE HCL 55 34 97 40
ATENOLOL 54 50 98 28
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 36 98 85
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 40 98 163
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 49 R 101 141
LIDOCAINE HCL 53 44 101 271
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 48 103 132
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 44 104 124
SANTYL 50 45 104 213
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 4, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.