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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 823

$357K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 823

519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,475 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 486 460 1 18
SIMVASTATIN 365 324 2 2
CLOPIDOGREL 362 323 3 16
FUROSEMIDE 331 289 4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320 299 5 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297 258 6 9
LISINOPRIL 224 223 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221 214 8 3
PLAVIX 198 179 9 25
CARVEDILOL 197 184 10 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 163 11 13
CRESTOR 142 133 12 20
PRADAXA 130 104 13 179
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123 88 14 22
DIOVAN 119 107 15 35
DIGOXIN 116 77 16 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 84 16 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 97 18 23
SOTALOL 78 78 19 133
ATENOLOL 77 77 20 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 74 71 21 6
MULTAQ 73 73 22 245
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 68 23 49
AMIODARONE HCL 68 57 24 106
NITROSTAT 66 61 25 139
RANEXA 64 54 26 149
XARELTO 57 57 27 262
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 42 28 72
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 2, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.