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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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67,956Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 4623

$3.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 4623

1,350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,350 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 1,350 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 56,063 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 2,785 2,379 1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,566 1,703 S3 2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2,513 2,164 10 3 14
SIMVASTATIN 2,325 1,865 4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,026 1,912 5 24
LISINOPRIL 1,889 1,575 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,780 1,602 7 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,727 1,657 8 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,707 1,502 9 1
GABAPENTIN 1,482 1,252 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,451 1,257 11 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,369 1,115 10 12 74
NAMENDA 1,356 1,264 13 36
OMEPRAZOLE 1,223 1,095 14 7
SERTRALINE HCL 981 840 15 26
RISPERIDONE 870 696 16 72
CARVEDILOL 787 692 17 25
DIGOXIN 743 705 18 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 618 535 19 10
TRAMADOL HCL 593 509 20 15
CYMBALTA 592 492 21 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 586 467 22 29
NOVOLIN R 573 477 23 113
LANTUS 568 405 24 44
MIRTAZAPINE 536 504 25 57
CLOPIDOGREL 530 448 26 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 517 381 27 23
METFORMIN HCL 514 352 28 6
SEROQUEL 513 422 29 149
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 491 420 30 142
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 488 327 31 90
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 479 380 32 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 478 410 R 33 93
KLOR-CON M20 454 371 34 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 442 329 35 61
LEVETIRACETAM 437 283 36 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 428 382 37 135
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 408 343 38 35
CLONIDINE HCL 402 305 39 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 399 303 40 11
FAMOTIDINE 396 331 41 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 385 337 42 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 384 290 43 12
INSULIN SYRINGE 379 298 44 85
LEVEMIR 369 292 10 45 154
AGGRENOX 322 284 10 46 198
PLAVIX 320 257 47 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 318 275 48 116
KLOR-CON 10 305 277 49 187
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305 263 49 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 302 246 51 68
ALLOPURINOL 288 275 52 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 288 226 52 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 285 239 54 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 281 232 55 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 277 241 56 81
HUMULIN R 276 205 10 57 252
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 270 233 58 91
VALPROIC ACID 265 193 59 229
GLIMEPIRIDE 261 224 60 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 259 165 R 61 53
SPIRIVA 255 221 62 79
TRAZODONE HCL 250 227 63 42
ABILIFY 245 165 64 161
EXELON 241 231 65 107
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226 215 66 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 224 148 R 67 141
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 223 187 68 177
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218 135 69 18
MELOXICAM 217 142 70 27
NEXIUM 212 168 71 17
HUMALOG 207 139 72 186
DIOVAN 205 180 73 39
AZITHROMYCIN 204 164 74 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 203 199 75 120
JANUVIA 200 176 76 52
KLOR-CON M10 200 178 76 137
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 197 157 78 117
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 196 103 79 148
OLANZAPINE 194 126 80 127
ROPINIROLE HCL 188 157 81 108
NOVOLOG 186 127 82 123
RANITIDINE HCL 185 157 83 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 181 158 84 163
PREDNISONE 181 174 84 50
DETROL LA 180 154 86 196
BACLOFEN 175 117 87 133
LYRICA 174 162 88 66
GLIPIZIDE 173 173 89 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172 148 90 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 172 149 90 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 165 133 92 77
LOXAPINE 161 130 93 386
RAMIPRIL 159 117 94 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 158 122 95 126
CARBAMAZEPINE 158 96 95 180
LEXAPRO 157 127 97 220
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 154 123 98 269
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 154 132 98 190
GLYBURIDE 154 126 R 98 59
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 152 136 101 172
ATENOLOL 151 138 102 28
HYDROXYZINE HCL 150 115 R 103 138
CLONIDINE 146 133 104 264
HALOPERIDOL 144 66 105 214
MEGESTROL ACETATE 142 139 R 106 145
LIDOCAINE HCL 142 122 106 271
NYSTATIN 137 121 108 175
CEFTRIAXONE 136 122 109 262
CRESTOR 136 122 109 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133 112 111 41
PHENYTOIN 132 75 112 294
PAROXETINE HCL 128 114 113 78
NOVOLIN 70-30 128 108 113 153
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 128 106 113 156
FENTANYL 126 96 S2 116 118
MUPIROCIN 126 109 116 159
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 112 118 62
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 124 124 118 216
PROPRANOLOL HCL 120 88 120 169
AMIODARONE HCL 119 93 121 207
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118 93 122 55
AMOXICILLIN 114 90 123 95
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 112 99 124 101
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 112 91 124 236
CEPHALEXIN 112 98 124 84
TERAZOSIN HCL 110 97 127 143
ENABLEX 110 90 127 274
FENOFIBRATE 105 89 129 54
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 105 91 129 415
LAMOTRIGINE 104 25 131 227
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103 88 132 70
SYMBICORT 101 91 133 151
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 74 134 19
FINASTERIDE 97 95 134 109
PROAIR HFA 96 74 136 64
TRIMETHOPRIM 96 89 136 421
SANTYL 95 83 138 213
LACTULOSE 93 75 139 106
SODIUM CHLORIDE 92 82 140 482
ZETIA 90 58 141 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL 88 87 142 279
SUCRALFATE 88 56 142 183
TRAVATAN Z 87 74 144 248
VANCOMYCIN HCL 85 78 145 457
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 84 70 146 321
PRADAXA 82 55 147 322
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 77 66 148 452
JANTOVEN 77 75 148 191
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76 57 150 124
LOVAZA 76 52 150 112
SOTALOL 75 70 152 383
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 62 153 98
LIPITOR 74 65 153 100
FLUCONAZOLE 73 47 155 189
BUPROPION HCL SR 73 48 155 233
LABETALOL HCL 72 54 157 226
LITHIUM CARBONATE 71 35 158 349
VESICARE 70 65 159 166
AVODART 69 67 160 172
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68 49 S3 161 144
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68 63 161 103
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 36 R 163 69
TRICOR 66 52 163 88
HUMULIN 70-30 65 24 165 202
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 58 165 80
BENICAR 65 55 165 168
VENTOLIN HFA 64 33 168 134
BUPROPION XL 64 46 168 219
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62 35 S2 170 185
PREVACID 62 51 170 368
ACTOS 60 42 172 87
ESTRADIOL 59 50 R 173 130
VERAPAMIL ER 57 42 174 96
QUINAPRIL HCL 57 51 174 157
NITROFURANTOIN 55 53 176 243
GEODON 55 44 176 360
METOLAZONE 55 53 176 208
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 54 54 179 539
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 54 50 179 373
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53 30 181 218
LATANOPROST 53 50 181 224
DOXEPIN HCL 53 37 181 209
LOVASTATIN 52 50 184 34
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52 52 184 398
NITROSTAT 52 43 184 263
BUPROPION HCL 51 51 187 368
CAPTOPRIL 51 51 187 215
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 24 187 241
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 Aug. 27, 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.