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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,367Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 4623

$910K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 189 out of 4623

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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
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this specialty
in Texas
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 599 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 14,101 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,642 754 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 704 596 2 8
LISINOPRIL 669 526 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 668 528 4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 558 478 5 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489 417 6 5
GABAPENTIN 464 330 7 16
SIMVASTATIN 442 399 8 2
OMEPRAZOLE 410 321 9 7
METFORMIN HCL 352 267 10 6
TRAMADOL HCL 341 294 11 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 311 274 12 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 294 197 13 18
SERTRALINE HCL 263 198 14 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 259 257 15 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 251 189 16 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 181 17 13
TRAZODONE HCL 223 152 18 42
NEXIUM 207 161 19 17
CARVEDILOL 190 160 20 25
ALLOPURINOL 188 161 21 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172 138 22 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 145 23 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 121 24 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164 140 25 21
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 154 107 26 80
DIGOXIN 142 122 27 58
MELOXICAM 132 97 28 27
CLONIDINE HCL 130 109 29 40
PROMETHAZINE HCL 125 38 R 30 93
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 96 30 11
CLOPIDOGREL 117 94 32 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 116 67 33 77
CYMBALTA 109 87 34 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 108 84 35 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 88 36 43
FENTANYL 102 38 S2 37 118
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 87 37 146
CELEBREX 97 74 39 89
PLAVIX 96 89 40 45
CHLORZOXAZONE 94 56 R 41 335
LYRICA 93 66 42 66
DIOVAN 91 86 43 39
AZITHROMYCIN 91 72 43 33
RANITIDINE HCL 90 84 45 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 70 46 81
ATENOLOL 88 60 47 28
RAMIPRIL 88 76 47 76
CEPHALEXIN 79 54 49 84
MIRTAZAPINE 78 78 50 57
RISPERIDONE 78 63 50 72
GLYBURIDE 77 55 R 52 59
PREDNISONE 75 62 53 50
NAMENDA 74 74 54 36
LANTUS 73 42 55 44
BACLOFEN 73 50 55 133
CARISOPRODOL 72 27 R 57 71
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71 30 58 169
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 35 58 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 36 60 61
BUMETANIDE 68 40 61 211
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 42 61 68
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 54 61 101
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 62 61 10
LEVEMIR 67 54 65 154
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67 31 S2 65 185
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 24 R 67 53
METOLAZONE 65 53 68 208
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 61 68 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 57 68 60
COMBIVENT 62 56 71 162
VERAPAMIL ER 62 61 71 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 45 R 73 69
METHADONE HCL 60 25 S2 74 193
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 28 74 85
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60 57 74 190
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 59 77 126
TRICOR 59 41 77 88
FORTICAL 58 58 79 284
GEMFIBROZIL 57 26 80 94
MECLIZINE HCL 57 49 80 125
DIOVAN HCT 56 56 82 67
AMOXICILLIN 55 28 83 95
SYMBICORT 55 30 83 151
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 43 85 35
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 52 85 156
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 53 0 S2 87 341
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 53 87 91
METHOCARBAMOL 53 14 R 87 155
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 51 25 R 90 477
CILOSTAZOL 51 40 90 176
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 42 90 120
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 38 90 75
SPIRIVA 50 50 94 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 40 94 32
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 8, 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.