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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,992Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 4623

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 4623

952 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

6% of this provider’s 952 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 952 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 24,201 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,408 993 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,236 1,031 2 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,069 873 3 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,053 890 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 836 635 5 7
LISINOPRIL 738 568 6 4
NAMENDA 712 699 7 36
TRAMADOL HCL 645 542 8 15
MIRTAZAPINE 599 560 9 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 593 485 10 5
SIMVASTATIN 588 480 11 2
CARVEDILOL 580 511 12 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 531 459 13 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 478 443 14 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 477 400 15 24
GABAPENTIN 422 272 16 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 419 287 17 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386 341 18 9
METFORMIN HCL 316 209 19 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 309 263 20 22
RISPERIDONE 290 220 21 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 226 22 10
RANITIDINE HCL 258 197 23 47
CLONIDINE HCL 258 196 23 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 256 191 25 90
CLOPIDOGREL 244 221 26 31
NEXIUM 242 177 27 17
SERTRALINE HCL 239 167 28 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225 156 29 11
ALLOPURINOL 219 185 30 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 205 182 31 60
FENTANYL 205 153 S2 31 118
NOVOLIN R 197 147 33 113
FAMOTIDINE 197 163 33 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195 156 35 75
MEGESTROL ACETATE 194 179 R 36 145
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194 167 36 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 191 157 38 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 150 39 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 142 39 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 132 41 12
PAROXETINE HCL 176 141 41 78
PLAVIX 174 168 43 45
MELOXICAM 174 103 43 27
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 158 134 45 142
DIGOXIN 140 137 46 58
PROMETHAZINE HCL 139 110 R 47 93
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 139 68 47 132
RAMIPRIL 139 120 47 76
CYMBALTA 134 108 50 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 91 51 62
LEVEMIR 126 122 52 154
BENAZEPRIL HCL 125 104 53 70
PREDNISONE 124 100 54 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 60 55 35
LANTUS 121 74 56 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120 109 57 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 120 71 57 148
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118 109 59 91
SPIRONOLACTONE 115 68 60 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 79 61 38
SPIRIVA 110 87 62 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109 92 63 99
KLOR-CON M20 105 97 64 102
ACTOS 105 79 64 87
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 104 94 66 124
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104 26 R 66 53
AZITHROMYCIN 102 75 68 33
SINGULAIR 101 86 69 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 81 70 21
KLOR-CON 10 99 99 71 187
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 48 R 72 69
OLANZAPINE 95 70 73 127
VERAPAMIL ER 95 69 73 96
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91 77 75 41
GLYBURIDE 90 68 R 76 59
IBUPROFEN 88 75 77 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 66 78 68
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 63 79 135
BACLOFEN 84 20 80 133
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 78 81 116
AGGRENOX 82 62 82 198
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 63 83 61
AMIODARONE HCL 81 60 83 207
ATENOLOL 81 69 83 28
GLIPIZIDE 79 43 86 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 58 86 32
GALANTAMINE HBR 78 78 88 348
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 53 89 108
CRESTOR 76 48 90 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 64 91 81
HUMULIN 70-30 74 52 92 202
NAPROXEN 74 60 92 63
NOVOLIN 70-30 73 33 94 153
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72 66 S3 95 144
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 52 95 80
PROAIR HFA 71 44 97 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 36 97 55
CELEBREX 70 51 99 89
DIOVAN 70 58 99 39
SANTYL 69 61 101 213
NIFEDIPINE ER 69 45 101 97
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 56 103 86
CEPHALEXIN 67 58 104 84
SEROQUEL XR 67 49 104 235
SEROQUEL 66 50 106 149
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 57 106 46
LABETALOL HCL 64 49 108 226
DILTIAZEM ER 62 59 109 179
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 61 43 110 117
ABILIFY 60 35 111 161
CEFDINIR 60 48 111 129
FENOFIBRATE 59 37 113 54
LEVETIRACETAM 59 17 113 114
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 59 37 113 167
TRILIPIX 58 45 116 150
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 41 116 163
ZETIA 56 38 118 92
VENTOLIN HFA 56 26 118 134
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56 46 118 172
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 45 121 158
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 0 122 180
LOVASTATIN 53 47 122 34
NYSTATIN 53 52 122 175
HUMULIN R 53 42 122 252
CILOSTAZOL 52 52 126 176
HALOPERIDOL 51 30 127 214
PEN NEEDLE 51 35 127 122
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 31 127 111
SYMBICORT 50 27 130 151
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 Nov. 23, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.