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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,272Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 4623

$2.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 4623

1,005 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

52% of this provider’s 1,005 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 19,761 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 3,354 1,293 S3 1 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,282 917 2 14
FUROSEMIDE 1,278 824 3 8
LISINOPRIL 1,126 612 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 903 464 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 884 478 6 5
CARISOPRODOL 879 191 R 7 71
SIMVASTATIN 874 486 8 2
METFORMIN HCL 738 277 9 6
NEXIUM 661 248 10 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 594 242 11 18
SERTRALINE HCL 584 340 12 26
OMEPRAZOLE 583 285 13 7
TRAMADOL HCL 518 232 14 15
RISPERIDONE 504 344 15 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 479 302 16 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 438 287 17 9
RANITIDINE HCL 416 248 18 47
CARVEDILOL 412 207 19 25
NAMENDA 410 352 20 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 407 316 21 24
MELOXICAM 362 177 22 27
GABAPENTIN 362 121 22 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 342 286 24 30
MIRTAZAPINE 325 252 25 57
CRESTOR 305 108 26 20
CLONIDINE HCL 302 168 27 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299 153 28 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 291 142 29 77
NOVOLOG 288 201 30 123
LYRICA 286 127 31 66
PROMETHAZINE HCL 284 106 R 32 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 276 100 33 74
CYMBALTA 273 83 34 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 103 35 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 260 50 R 36 53
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 252 132 37 119
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249 126 38 12
ABILIFY 237 57 39 161
ALLOPURINOL 235 130 40 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221 128 41 13
TRAZODONE HCL 214 51 42 42
PROAIR HFA 206 57 43 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198 90 44 11
LANTUS 195 151 45 44
SINGULAIR 189 92 46 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 188 98 47 90
GLIPIZIDE 187 107 48 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 182 49 49 148
CLOPIDOGREL 182 114 49 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 143 51 29
LEVEMIR 176 88 52 154
AZITHROMYCIN 175 69 53 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173 68 54 75
DIGOXIN 171 140 55 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 164 107 56 132
TIZANIDINE HCL 164 50 56 111
PLAVIX 156 103 58 45
RAMIPRIL 153 72 59 76
CELEBREX 151 75 60 89
BUSPIRONE HCL 149 60 61 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147 47 62 32
PAROXETINE HCL 140 74 63 78
SPIRIVA 138 79 64 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 134 49 65 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 131 59 66 62
BUMETANIDE 130 70 67 211
OLANZAPINE 129 90 68 127
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 129 22 R 68 141
DETROL LA 127 57 70 196
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 125 77 71 68
CEPHALEXIN 124 68 72 84
JANUVIA 122 44 73 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 121 36 R 74 69
METOLAZONE 120 70 75 208
ATENOLOL 120 83 75 28
SEROQUEL 120 57 75 149
IBUPROFEN 119 45 78 65
CLOZAPINE 118 23 79 326
TOPIRAMATE 118 18 79 197
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116 68 81 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 111 34 82 41
OXCARBAZEPINE 111 26 82 290
HUMALOG 110 97 84 186
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110 40 84 91
AVODART 105 81 86 172
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 103 74 87 142
DIOVAN 101 75 88 39
PREMARIN 98 39 R 89 140
XOPENEX HFA 98 19 89 295
NIFEDIPINE ER 97 61 91 97
VENTOLIN HFA 96 30 92 134
COMBIVENT 95 53 93 162
ESTRADIOL 93 20 R 94 130
CARBAMAZEPINE 92 23 95 180
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85 72 96 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 65 97 163
NASONEX 84 45 97 171
BACLOFEN 84 21 97 133
LIPITOR 82 41 100 100
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 78 101 190
DIOVAN HCT 80 11 101 67
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 52 103 108
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 79 13 103 167
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 54 105 120
GLIMEPIRIDE 77 46 106 38
HYDROXYZINE HCL 76 60 R 107 138
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 15 108 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 49 108 81
TOVIAZ 74 26 110 424
FINASTERIDE 74 41 110 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 70 110 21
LEVETIRACETAM 73 14 113 114
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 26 113 101
AMIODARONE HCL 72 68 115 207
PREDNISONE 72 52 115 50
LEXAPRO 71 42 117 220
LAMOTRIGINE 69 13 118 227
VESICARE 68 32 119 166
KLOR-CON M20 67 45 120 102
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66 40 121 172
NAPROXEN 66 40 121 63
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 28 123 126
HALOPERIDOL 65 34 123 214
GLYBURIDE 65 26 R 123 59
ACTOS 64 33 126 87
KETOPROFEN 62 20 127 397
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 44 128 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 20 128 158
MECLIZINE HCL 60 47 130 125
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60 29 130 206
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 25 130 156
RISPERDAL CONSTA 59 0 133 313
PRISTIQ ER 58 19 134 323
SYMBICORT 57 11 135 151
PHENYTOIN 57 43 135 294
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 29 137 85
FAMOTIDINE 56 48 137 82
AMOXICILLIN 56 12 137 95
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 32 137 124
NYSTATIN 55 12 141 175
SANTYL 55 50 141 213
GEMFIBROZIL 54 0 143 94
LACTULOSE 54 14 143 106
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 41 145 99
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 41 145 80
PEN NEEDLE 50 0 147 122
CAPTOPRIL 50 41 147 215
BUPROPION XL 50 12 147 219
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 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.