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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,885Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 190

$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 190

659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Texas
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Texas
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 762 431 158 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 653 562 136 2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 645 557 121 3 3
CARVEDILOL 557 480 99 4 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 547 474 106 5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 434 366 102 6 16
LISINOPRIL 433 351 102 7 2
SIMVASTATIN 432 391 88 8 5
FUROSEMIDE 410 326 102 9 7
METFORMIN HCL 410 349 94 9 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 355 305 86 11 8
ALPRAZOLAM 337 191 74 B 12 10
GABAPENTIN 326 265 77 13 17
TEMAZEPAM 317 235 67 B 14 82
RAMIPRIL 314 241 60 15 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263 238 46 16 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250 205 41 17 20
TRAMADOL HCL 203 175 74 18 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 201 152 41 19 77
BUPROPION XL 200 164 41 20 171
CLOPIDOGREL 193 188* 40 21 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 78 36 22 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179 158 46 23 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167 126 40 24 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 139 34 25 40
NEXIUM 151 81 27 26 12
PREDNISONE 146 110 88 27 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143 110 75 28 47
MELOXICAM 141 97 40 29 24
ATENOLOL 130 93 27 30 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 124* 27 31 14
DIAZEPAM 126 70 39 B 32 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 124 95 85 33 66
TRAZODONE HCL 121 89 27 34 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120 100 26 35 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114 109* 30 36 128
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 74 27 37 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 105* 21 38 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 102* 25 39 30
LANTUS 107 93 21 39 51
SERTRALINE HCL 103 88 18 41 29
ALLOPURINOL 98 83 18 42 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98 61 23 42 41
AMOXICILLIN 96 73 67 44 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 82 30 45 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 85 15 46 134
DIOVAN 84 79* 11 47 37
CLONIDINE HCL 83 44 12 48 43
DIGOX 83 <11 <11 48 111
CYMBALTA 83 23 23 48 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 80 17 51 28
MUPIROCIN* 76 49 46 52 164
LOVASTATIN 76 76 15 52 63
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 69* 20 54 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 74 39 16 54 132
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 65* 51 56 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 70 11 56 61
CRESTOR 69 51 14 58 21
PROAIR HFA 69 55 18 58 71
ACTONEL 67 <11 <11 60 216
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 62* 44 60 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 45 46 62 138
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 47 11 63 62
METOLAZONE 64 59* 24 63 176
CITALOPRAM HBR 64 59* 13 63 33
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63 51 21 66 169
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62 57* 16 67 102
LORAZEPAM 61 47 16 B 68 38
HUMALOG 61 56* 17 68 175
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 <11 <11 70 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 58 11 71 74
RANITIDINE HCL 57 34 14 72 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 15 23 R 73 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 <11 <11 74 31
SYNTHROID 54 42 16 75 64
LYRICA 53 34 16 76 59
AZITHROMYCIN 50 45* 41 77 36
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 12, 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.