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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 4623

$644K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 430 out of 4623

730 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 730 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 16,591 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
SIMVASTATIN 2,125 1,880 1 2
LISINOPRIL 1,523 1,360 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 976 880 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 830 758 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 775 678 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 638 593 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 466 436 7 9
CHLORTHALIDONE 437 408 8 194
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 371 272 S3 9 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 351 345 10 21
CRESTOR 317 299 11 20
GLIPIZIDE 313 286 12 49
FINASTERIDE 309 276 13 109
FUROSEMIDE 294 248 14 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 283 255 15 29
FENOFIBRATE 274 221 16 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 254 183 17 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250 241 18 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 187 19 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209 175 20 11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 204 197 21 98
WARFARIN SODIUM 194 183 22 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183 164 23 12
ATENOLOL 176 160 24 28
CARVEDILOL 176 152 24 25
TRAMADOL HCL 170 153 26 15
GLIPIZIDE ER 167 161 27 86
PROAIR HFA 157 146 28 64
GLYBURIDE 153 143 R 29 59
LANTUS 152 109 30 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142 133 31 41
CLOPIDOGREL 142 133 31 31
PLAVIX 140 125 33 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 128 34 60
NEXIUM 129 107 35 17
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 124 114 R 36 205
MELOXICAM 119 103 37 27
GABAPENTIN 114 94 38 16
AZITHROMYCIN 113 93 39 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 95 40 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 77 41 14
ALLOPURINOL 104 104 42 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 79 43 68
ACTOS 92 83 44 87
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89 88 45 70
LOVASTATIN 88 72 46 34
NIFEDIPINE ER 88 77 46 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 81 48 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 80 71 49 51
INSULIN SYRINGE 79 66 50 85
DIGOXIN 77 65 51 58
NIFEDICAL XL 75 66 52 239
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 63 53 19
IBUPROFEN 70 50 54 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 70 54 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 65 56 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 56 R 57 53
VERAPAMIL ER 65 44 58 96
GLIPIZIDE XL 63 61 59 184
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 63 59 91
PAROXETINE HCL 57 52 61 78
HUMALOG 54 46 62 186
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 49 R 62 69
PREDNISONE 52 52 64 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 40 64 32
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 51 66 143
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 Jan. 31, 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.