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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,438Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 3035

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 196 out of 3035

780 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 780 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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
LISINOPRIL 831 728 127 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 772 710 105 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 767 657 135 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 738 633 159 4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 718 612 131 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 715 659 117 6 2
SIMVASTATIN 683 614 118 7 4
NEXIUM 681 576 124 8 20
FUROSEMIDE 555 462 123 9 7
CRESTOR 516 434 103 10 22
GABAPENTIN 359 322 98 11 12
TRAMADOL HCL 356 288 114 12 17
ALPRAZOLAM 337 305 88 B 13 19
NAPROXEN 327 299 140 14 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 327 284 69 14 28
IBUPROFEN 312 251 123 16 87
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 306 258 61 17 10
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 291 234 60 18 173
CLOPIDOGREL 286 251 43 19 18
GLIPIZIDE 280 241 55 20 50
NAMENDA 278 264 39 21 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262 240 55 22 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 250 201 42 23 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244 209 46 24 11
DIOVAN 226 221* 36 25 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 221 185 159 26 55
ATENOLOL 216 179 39 27 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 195 176 57 28 23
CLONIDINE HCL 189 164 44 29 48
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 187 148 46 R 30 101
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 150 48 31 15
CARVEDILOL 186 158 31 31 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 129 38 33 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 112 80 S3 34 5
VOLTAREN 155 138 81 35 112
DONEPEZIL HCL 152 147* 32 36 31
AZITHROMYCIN 151 133 117 37 46
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 136 26 38 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 135 26 39 34
LACTULOSE 146 141* 43 39 114
FENOFIBRATE* 143 105 24 41 57
MEGESTROL ACETATE 132 127* 36 R 42 167
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 128 83 38 S3 43 296
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126 101 106 44 51
MECLIZINE HCL 124 100 49 45 126
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 122 105 88 46 143
LEVEMIR 118 107 25 47 133
LYRICA 118 93 28 47 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118 113* 33 47 30
SERTRALINE HCL 113 86 20 50 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 92 20 51 14
LANTUS 109 93 31 52 56
AVODART 109 96 31 52 145
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108 96 22 54 60
JANUVIA 107 88 29 55 49
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 97 75 54 56 168
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 79 13 56 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95 80 16 58 59
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 89* 15 59 43
DEXILANT 92 87* 14 60 163
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 85* 30 61 96
GLYBURIDE 89 84* 32 R 62 89
AMITIZA 88 83* 25 63 224
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 67 22 63 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 81* 17 65 61
ALLOPURINOL 85 68 22 66 38
RAMIPRIL 84 58 20 67 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 62 22 R 67 79
HUMULIN 70-30 83 62 15 69 243
CEFUROXIME 82 65 66 70 124
FENOFIBRATE* 79 59 21 71 57
PROAIR HFA 74 55 35 72 65
FLUOCINONIDE 73 68* 43 73 340
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 72 <11 <11 74 218
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 65* 20 75 24
MELOXICAM 69 64* 21 76 35
FAMOTIDINE* 67 62* 16 77 76
NOVOLIN R 65 <11 <11 78 139
VESICARE 65 60* 13 78 108
PREDNISONE 62 44 26 80 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 <11 <11 81 94
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 56* 35 81 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 24 13 83 146
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57 52* 16 84 155
CLONIDINE 56 <11 <11 85 232
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 32 16 85 73
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 37 44 87 102
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 <11 <11 87 85
INSULIN SYRINGE* 54 49* 20 89 186
TEMAZEPAM 54 49* 18 B 89 72
HUMULIN R 54 <11 <11 89 228
LOVAZA 53 48* 13 92 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 46* 39 93 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 51 <11 <11 93 29
CLONAZEPAM 51 40 18 B 93 58
RISPERIDONE 50 <11 <11 A 96 83
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 Dec. 5, 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.