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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 828

$468K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 151 out of 828

327 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $111 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 458 439 78 1 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 454 449* 63 2 3
CLOPIDOGREL 384 361 66 3 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299 271 48 4 8
CRESTOR 274 269* 49 5 23
FUROSEMIDE 242 242 53 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206 201* 42 7 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 155* 28 8 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 157 22 9 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 150* 32 10 27
ZETIA 149 149 27 11 93
NEXIUM 147 142* 32 12 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145 145 29 13 11
DIGOXIN 141 136* 27 14 122
NITROSTAT 139 121 86 15 174
ALPRAZOLAM 115 110* 30 B 16 17
DIOVAN 114 114 17 17 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103 98* 17 18 14
TRILIPIX 96 96 18 19 281
WARFARIN SODIUM 96 91* 15 19 22
MELOXICAM 89 84* 27 21 29
JANUVIA 86 86 13 22 66
LABETALOL HCL 83 83 12 23 170
VITAMIN D2 83 83 18 23 302
SIMVASTATIN 80 75* 17 25 6
METFORMIN HCL 71 66* 16 26 15
LOVAZA 71 66* 17 26 117
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 <11 <11 28 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 51 13 29 69
LORAZEPAM 69 <11 <11 B 29 51
NAMENDA 69 69 12 29 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68 63* 14 32 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 62* 14 33 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 66 11 34 113
DILTIAZEM HCL 66 <11 <11 34 410
JANTOVEN 66 61* 13 34 299
LISINOPRIL 64 52 14 37 4
DIGOX 64 <11 <11 37 92
GLIPIZIDE 58 53* 13 39 111
CARVEDILOL 55 50* 14 40 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 <11 <11 40 28
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 <11 <11 42 364
LANTUS 51 <11 <11 42 106
JANUMET 50 45* 12 44 196
OMEPRAZOLE 50 <11 <11 44 5
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 Feb. 4, 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.