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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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105,461Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 4853

$6.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 4853

1,369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,369 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 1,369 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

77 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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
NAMENDA 4,067 3,474 310 10 1 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 3,501 2,718 339 10 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 3,016 2,068 341 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 2,942 2,024 388 4 9
SIMVASTATIN 2,887 1,831 337 5 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 2,819 1,984 316 A 10 6 60
LISINOPRIL 2,289 1,628 315 7 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,217 1,575 399 S3 8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2,142 1,567 293 9 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,049 1,685 264 10 35
TRAZODONE HCL 1,784 1,015 244 11 40
RANITIDINE HCL 1,769 1,062 273 10 12 53
MIRTAZAPINE 1,683 1,401 253 13 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,602 1,288 215 14 11
LORAZEPAM 1,458 824 340 B 15 43
CLONAZEPAM 1,412 557 172 B 16 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,289 716 181 17 97
SERTRALINE HCL 1,278 890 108 18 25
CYMBALTA 1,245 812 90 19 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,215 823 179 20 7
NOVOLIN R 1,166 803 190 10 21 143
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,110 726 158 22 26
GABAPENTIN 1,109 662 160 23 13
METFORMIN HCL 1,100 653 135 24 6
NUEDEXTA 1,096 561 95 10 25 218
RISPERIDONE 1,081 551 145 A 26 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,070 360 128 R 27 155
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,053 673 136 28 50
CLOPIDOGREL 999 762 139 29 19
LANTUS 968 550 132 10 30 59
FAMOTIDINE* 963 702 123 31 89
TRAMADOL HCL 918 551 178 32 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 869 661 75 33 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 867 309 113 10 34 170
CLONIDINE HCL 852 590 241 10 35 49
LEVETIRACETAM 776 452 97 36 113
MELOXICAM 747 548 96 37 27
EXELON 740 639 161 38 106
CARVEDILOL 734 511 115 39 24
OLANZAPINE 716 396 84 A 40 127
ALPRAZOLAM 624 519 110 B 41 17
VIMPAT 611 246 34 10 42 247
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 606 515 79 43 30
OMEPRAZOLE 596 323 123 44 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 583 406 85 45 15
NOVOLOG 574 398 99 46 135
SPIRONOLACTONE 553 349 90 47 76
GLIPIZIDE 551 371 75 48 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 550 321 163 49 98
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 540 297 113 50 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 535 378 73 51 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 517 359 74 52 28
DIOVAN 513 412 42 53 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 513 408 333 53 69
JANUVIA 489 245 34 55 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 486 357 78 56 90
KLOR-CON M20 459 266 70 57 104
LACTULOSE 459 242 102 57 110
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 452 352 209 59 166
LEVEMIR 448 277 71 10 60 145
LYRICA 443 216 35 61 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 431 263 199 R 62 112
HUMULIN R 424 298 60 10 63 229
NEXIUM 423 235 46 64 20
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 422 188 53 10 65 133
HALOPERIDOL 419 170 75 A 66 238
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 413 331 53 67 67
JANTOVEN 403 235 30 68 189
PREMARIN 386 196 28 R 69 139
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 374 254 78 70 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 369 183 48 71 63
ZETIA 368 192 31 72 85
ABILIFY 367 205 39 A 73 125
KLOR-CON M10 358 249 61 74 149
CLOZAPINE 353 49 20 A 75 342
BUSPIRONE HCL 336 158 36 76 132
NYSTATIN 320 234 148 77 161
PENTOXIFYLLINE 311 199 38 78 252
ADVAIR DISKUS 304 203 50 79 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 302 237 39 80 136
BACLOFEN 300 79 39 81 116
TRAVATAN Z 291 195 51 82 289
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 290 169 36 A 83 245
DETROL LA 288 152 22 10 84 157
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281 238 41 85 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 278 180 72 86 33
ATENOLOL 277 160 32 87 32
CEPHALEXIN 274 188 182 88 87
PREDNISONE 262 201 68 89 51
LAMOTRIGINE 254 106 25 90 227
DIGOXIN 242 215 27 91 147
PHENYTOIN 242 118 33 10 91 254
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 239 184 171 93 48
VALPROIC ACID* 233 87 33 94 286
LATANOPROST 231 170 40 95 212
ALLOPURINOL 231 139 28 95 38
NIASPAN 230 56 14 97 141
GLYBURIDE 224 154 30 R 98 92
TOPIRAMATE 222 113 25 99 181
OXCARBAZEPINE 221 62 27 100 295
CARBAMAZEPINE 221 108 29 100 200
PROPRANOLOL HCL 213 106 27 102 153
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 212 104 23 10 103 326
CLONIDINE 211 166 33 10 104 268
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 209 151 33 105 39
NAPROXEN 203 117 36 106 71
NAMENDA XR 193 172 39 107 344
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 192 133 83 108 175
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 189 121 129 109 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 188 126 29 110 120
LIDODERM 188 139 28 110 154
NIFEDIPINE ER 186 91 28 112 93
HUMALOG 185 126 41 113 184
DIGOX 185 158 37 113 118
SPIRIVA 183 146 34 115 80
CELEBREX 182 89 14 116 77
AGGRENOX 182 162 18 116 187
RAMIPRIL 182 124 34 116 81
GLUCAGEN 175 116 81 10 119 316
CRESTOR 174 138 18 120 23
FORTICAL 172 153 37 121 344
SUCRALFATE 172 120 19 121 186
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 172 66 79 R 121 437
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 171 97 23 124 146
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 169 148 26 125 100
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 162 132 60 126 156
LITHIUM CARBONATE 162 93 18 126 328
PAROXETINE HCL 162 106 26 126 79
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 162 72 69 A 126 413
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 159 93 86 130 117
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 157 48 27 R 131 68
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 155 81 13 R 132 73
HYDROXYZINE HCL 153 104 54 R 133 151
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 148 118 14 134 338
NOVOLIN 70-30 148 112 21 134 176
AMANTADINE 145 58 17 136 418
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 143 30 24 R 137 379
TEMAZEPAM 143 60 32 B 137 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142 121 28 139 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 138 133* 15 140 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 138 79 19 140 140
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 136 <11 <11 142 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 131 112 15 143 108
DIAZEPAM 131 57 17 B 143 101
FENTANYL 129 104 21 S2 145 122
GLIPIZIDE XL 128 100 16 146 178
NITROFURANTOIN* 126 121* 47 147 231
LIDOCAINE HCL* 121 95 85 148 294
FLUCONAZOLE 121 76 73 148 172
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 120 93 91 150 275
ARICEPT 118 <11 <11 151 340
PATANOL 118 72 26 151 291
CEFTRIAXONE* 118 94 89 151 288
MEGESTROL ACETATE 117 76 32 R 154 160
BUMETANIDE 117 57 18 154 198
VESICARE 117 102 14 154 115
OLANZAPINE ODT 112 61 22 A 157 476
GEMFIBROZIL 111 32 12 158 102
SANTYL 111 77 53 158 222
LOVASTATIN 110 86 14 160 42
IBUPROFEN 107 56 32 161 72
LOXAPINE 106 48 14 A 162 401
LABETALOL HCL 105 73 12 163 216
FINASTERIDE 102 75 14 164 99
SENSIPAR 102 54 11 164 346
RENVELA 101 34 14 166 305
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101 71 13 166 114
RIVASTIGMINE 100 95* 11 168 277
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 99 94* 16 169 311
PROCRIT 98 93* 11 170 450
DILTIAZEM HCL 97 92* 14 171 239
PROAIR HFA 96 58 32 172 58
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 96 68 18 172 408
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 95 73 13 174 208
NITROSTAT 94 65 81 175 284
MUPIROCIN* 93 60 64 176 159
TIMOLOL MALEATE 93 88* 19 176 423
CALCITONIN-SALMON 91 78 22 178 285
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 91 69 19 178 420
AMIODARONE HCL 91 57 14 178 199
THIOTHIXENE 90 <11 <11 A 181 455
TIZANIDINE HCL 89 44 12 182 95
LOVAZA 88 <11 <11 183 109
PRIMIDONE 87 <11 <11 184 296
PHENOBARBITAL 86 <11 <11 R 185 228
VENTOLIN HFA 85 56 44 186 196
NOVOLIN N 84 <11 <11 187 279
GALANTAMINE HBR 83 <11 <11 188 368
ENULOSE 83 <11 <11 188 397
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 82 49 59 190 107
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 56 11 191 192
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 76 36 16 A 192 500
TERAZOSIN HCL 76 63 13 192 142
GENERLAC 75 42 18 194 315
GLIPIZIDE ER 73 46 15 195 96
AMOXICILLIN 72 45 55 196 86
VERAPAMIL ER 71 <11 <11 197 103
KETOCONAZOLE 71 39 46 197 265
MINOXIDIL 71 <11 <11 197 422
AZITHROMYCIN 69 49 64 200 36
MIDODRINE HCL 68 <11 <11 201 436
LATUDA 68 <11 <11 A 201 446
ALPHAGAN P 66 <11 <11 203 513
VOLTAREN 66 61* 21 203 123
LUNESTA 66 <11 <11 203 266
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 65 <11 <11 A 206 514
ONDANSETRON HCL* 65 44 21 206 280
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 <11 <11 208 66
INVEGA SUSTENNA 63 <11 <11 A 209 426
BUPROPION HCL SR 63 33 13 209 214
COMBIGAN 62 57* 11 211 470
RISPERDAL CONSTA 62 20 11 A 211 324
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 62 <11 <11 R 211 91
PREVACID 60 <11 <11 214 362
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 60 <11 <11 214 387
TRANSDERM-SCOP 60 21 12 214 417
CALCIUM ACETATE 59 36 15 217 369
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59 <11 <11 217 211
TRILIPIX 58 <11 <11 219 213
HYDROCORTISONE 58 32 17 219 259
PERMETHRIN 57 42 28 221 408
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 38 14 R 222 75
PRADAXA 56 <11 <11 222 269
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 <11 <11 222 74
SAPHRIS 55 <11 <11 A 225 429
PRISTIQ ER 55 <11 <11 225 250
FENOFIBRATE* 54 <11 <11 227 56
BUPROPION XL 54 <11 <11 227 177
BENICAR 54 <11 <11 227 137
FANAPT 53 <11 <11 A 230 444
PERPHENAZINE 52 <11 <11 A 231 557
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 51 <11 <11 232 380
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 Oct. 2, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.