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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 122

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 122

1,761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,761 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 1,761 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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
SIMVASTATIN 976 840 252 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 907 822 215 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 838 617 358 S3 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 659 553 166 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 642 581 169 5 2
SERTRALINE HCL 631 539 176 6 15
OMEPRAZOLE 596 520 194 7 10
METFORMIN HCL 593 494 169 8 17
NEXIUM 555 479 143 9 35
LISINOPRIL 501 398 142 10 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 451 350 112 11 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 440 343 114 12 12
CLOPIDOGREL 419 350 102 13 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 416 357 107 14 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411 339 126 15 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 388 345 96 16 30
DIOVAN 321 289 69 17 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 320 306 84 18 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 243 199 76 19 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 232 192 62 20 48
AZITHROMYCIN 228 182 203 21 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225 202 55 22 11
VOLTAREN 224 193 119 23 129
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222 193 49 24 33
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 192 134 71 25 149
TRAZODONE HCL 190 178 63 26 26
CEFUROXIME 190 172 145 26 144
JANUVIA 190 169 42 26 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 157 30 29 96
GABAPENTIN 186 153 61 30 13
ALPRAZOLAM 185 124 67 B 31 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 160 42 32 123
CRESTOR 178 142 62 33 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176 171* 49 A 34 16
CARVEDILOL 175 146 42 35 24
FAMOTIDINE* 171 144 38 36 54
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 168 149 43 R 37 201
JANUMET 162 121 34 38 250
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160 142 45 39 56
LYRICA 150 107 37 40 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 148 143* 36 41 125
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134 105 31 42 23
NAMENDA 134 129* 31 42 5
LANTUS 134 116 37 42 34
PREDNISONE 129 103 89 45 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129 116 41 45 28
VESICARE 121 116* 32 47 97
XARELTO 118 113* 55 48 142
EXFORGE 118 94 21 48 268
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 102 36 48 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 118 113* 36 48 137
MIRTAZAPINE 117 112* 38 52 14
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 115 86 34 R 53 180
MECLIZINE HCL 115 110* 49 53 215
CYMBALTA 115 110* 32 53 18
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113 108* 27 56 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 111 95 97 57 55
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 107 90 47 58 187
DEXILANT 105 100* 22 59 276
ALLOPURINOL 103 89 30 60 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 85 92 60 66
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 101 90 84 62 115
ATENOLOL 100 95* 22 63 43
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 96 81 36 64 111
METHADONE HCL 95 56 23 S2 65 245
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 72 48 66 41
MUPIROCIN* 85 74 73 67 135
BUMETANIDE 85 64 25 67 136
AVODART 84 79* 17 69 143
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 83 20 70 95
BENICAR 82 77* 26 71 167
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 81 76* 23 R 72 280
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 74* 27 73 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 72* 26 74 70
RANITIDINE HCL 77 72* 24 74 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 76 71* 37 76 19
MELOXICAM 76 64 23 76 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74 69* 27 78 86
BACLOFEN 73 42 20 79 72
LACTULOSE 72 56 35 80 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 67* 18 80 84
LOVAZA 72 54 23 80 153
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 65* 15 83 154
CITALOPRAM HBR 66 51 16 84 25
LEVEMIR 66 52 19 84 79
DETROL LA 65 <11 <11 86 120
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 38 25 R 87 147
METOLAZONE 60 55* 20 87 227
LEVETIRACETAM 58 41 15 89 46
LIDODERM 58 53* 42 89 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 33 18 91 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 52* 15 91 59
BYSTOLIC 53 48* 13 93 162
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 53 53 18 93 248
JALYN 52 <11 <11 95 323
KOMBIGLYZE XR 51 <11 <11 96 326
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 May 30, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.