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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,123Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 4623

$2.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 4623

1,427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

11% of this provider’s 1,427 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

50% of this provider’s 1,427 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 24,855 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 4,167 1,516 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,425 914 2 8
LISINOPRIL 1,162 642 3 4
GABAPENTIN 1,130 584 4 16
SIMVASTATIN 1,055 735 5 2
NEXIUM 948 363 6 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 852 532 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 827 539 8 14
METFORMIN HCL 806 452 9 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 727 451 10 1
OMEPRAZOLE 675 434 11 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 658 257 12 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 656 405 13 9
MELOXICAM 519 289 14 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 502 285 15 10
TRAMADOL HCL 481 223 16 15
CLOPIDOGREL 473 332 17 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 463 78 18 111
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 434 252 19 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 433 98 R 20 53
IBUPROFEN 412 154 21 65
ATENOLOL 393 213 22 28
CLONIDINE HCL 382 231 23 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 381 271 24 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 381 221 24 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 380 143 R 26 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 369 236 27 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 354 207 28 35
CARVEDILOL 351 258 29 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 349 247 30 29
CRESTOR 349 181 30 20
PLAVIX 338 263 32 45
MIRTAZAPINE 307 179 33 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 301 76 R 34 93
DIOVAN 293 182 35 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 285 134 36 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 271 217 37 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 265 164 38 38
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 265 23 S2 38 185
LANTUS 265 144 38 44
LYRICA 263 79 41 66
ALLOPURINOL 254 187 42 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 244 69 43 61
CYMBALTA 244 59 43 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 242 146 45 74
METHOCARBAMOL 239 52 R 46 155
DONEPEZIL HCL 237 209 47 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 224 130 48 55
DIOVAN HCT 224 136 48 67
PROAIR HFA 223 67 50 64
TRAZODONE HCL 216 87 51 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 91 51 19
AMOXICILLIN 210 76 53 95
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 210 126 53 41
NABUMETONE 206 87 55 188
RAMIPRIL 204 145 56 76
SERTRALINE HCL 204 97 56 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 196 104 58 80
OXYCONTIN 194 13 S2 59 267
VENTOLIN HFA 193 104 60 134
PREDNISONE 193 96 60 50
SINGULAIR 190 87 62 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 133 63 21
ALPRAZOLAM 185 62 63 178
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 184 100 65 124
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180 89 66 11
OXYCODONE HCL 175 12 S2 67 222
DIGOXIN 175 152 67 58
LACTULOSE 173 86 69 106
FAMOTIDINE 171 127 70 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 168 104 71 43
JANUVIA 165 78 72 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 165 85 72 62
NAMENDA 164 155 74 36
NITROSTAT 163 89 75 263
NIFEDIPINE ER 163 125 75 97
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 161 65 77 119
HYDROXYZINE HCL 157 56 R 78 138
LIDODERM 153 76 79 139
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 89 79 75
ESTRADIOL 151 44 R 81 130
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 151 127 S3 81 144
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147 74 83 32
RISPERIDONE 146 78 84 72
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 145 83 85 195
KLOR-CON M20 145 77 85 102
RANITIDINE HCL 145 83 85 47
LANSOPRAZOLE 145 80 85 241
AZITHROMYCIN 143 67 89 33
HUMULIN 70-30 140 76 90 202
METHADONE HCL 138 0 S2 91 193
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138 126 91 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 136 44 93 132
DETROL LA 135 105 94 196
PREMARIN 134 80 R 95 140
CILOSTAZOL 133 106 96 176
LEVETIRACETAM 129 33 97 114
SUBOXONE 129 15 97 285
NAPROXEN 129 48 97 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 129 48 97 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 127 78 101 81
VERAPAMIL ER 123 79 102 96
INSULIN SYRINGE 122 42 103 85
CEPHALEXIN 121 48 104 84
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 117 14 S2 105 255
INDOMETHACIN 115 69 R 106 312
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 114 55 107 117
FENTANYL 113 56 S2 108 118
COMBIVENT 113 63 108 162
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 112 13 S2 110 341
TRICOR 110 47 111 88
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 109 68 112 126
GLIPIZIDE 109 93 112 49
PAROXETINE HCL 108 57 114 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107 46 115 90
BACLOFEN 103 25 116 133
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 103 49 116 103
GEMFIBROZIL 102 62 118 94
DOXEPIN HCL 102 26 118 209
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 61 120 108
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99 72 120 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 99 37 120 120
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 95 62 123 121
NYSTATIN 95 40 123 175
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 95 47 R 123 141
ACTOS 94 77 126 87
SYNTHROID 92 59 127 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90 44 128 158
TERAZOSIN HCL 86 68 129 143
CELEBREX 85 47 130 89
ZETIA 84 46 131 92
NOVOLIN R 84 61 131 113
LUNESTA 82 29 133 287
EVISTA 80 54 134 128
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80 47 134 99
FLUCONAZOLE 80 22 134 189
COLCRYS 79 62 137 310
MUPIROCIN 79 18 137 159
TOPIRAMATE 78 12 139 197
NASONEX 78 37 139 171
SEROQUEL 78 49 139 149
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 77 35 142 148
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75 60 143 234
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 75 34 R 143 56
HUMALOG 74 36 145 186
FINASTERIDE 73 65 146 109
LEVEMIR 73 59 146 154
AGGRENOX 73 51 146 198
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 73 48 146 321
SPIRIVA 73 26 146 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 45 151 91
TOVIAZ 70 26 152 424
VOLTAREN 70 53 152 182
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 70 42 152 223
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 48 155 46
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 68 20 R 156 411
BYSTOLIC 68 0 156 115
PRIMIDONE 67 51 158 260
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 66 52 159 190
EXELON 65 58 160 107
CARBAMAZEPINE 64 18 161 180
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 12 162 169
LOVASTATIN 62 43 163 34
DILTIAZEM ER 61 26 164 179
SYMBICORT 60 16 165 151
PROMETHAZINE VC 60 20 R 165 316
GLYBURIDE 60 44 R 165 59
OPANA ER 59 0 S2 168 423
XOPENEX HFA 58 21 169 295
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 53 R 170 145
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 19 170 221
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 43 170 98
LEXAPRO 56 36 173 220
TORSEMIDE 55 37 174 164
CLONIDINE 55 45 174 264
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 30 176 101
DEXILANT 54 19 176 232
CARISOPRODOL 54 12 R 176 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 39 176 281
MECLIZINE HCL 54 37 176 125
BUMETANIDE 53 0 181 211
LIPITOR 53 33 181 100
SEROQUEL XR 53 12 181 235
AMIODARONE HCL 52 51 184 207
ACTONEL 51 39 185 165
SURE COMFORT 51 36 185 282
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 51 0 185 444
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 21 185 167
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 27 185 135
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 35 190 351
CALCITRIOL 50 39 190 251
TRILIPIX 50 19 190 150
OLANZAPINE 50 16 190 127
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 17 190 238
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 19, 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.