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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,912Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1320 out of 4853

$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 961 out of 4853

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

4% of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 318 277 51 1 15
SIMVASTATIN 259 234 42 2 4
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243 238* 35 3 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 198 37 4 21
LISINOPRIL 215 180 50 5 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 209 188 47 6 47
TRAMADOL HCL 190 174 69 7 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 170 156 30 8 1
CLOPIDOGREL 169 152 29 9 19
JANUMET 151 151 25 10 148
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146 133 23 11 28
NEXIUM 143 124 28 12 20
OMEPRAZOLE 131 111 31 13 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 120 31 13 7
CRESTOR 127 122* 29 15 23
JANUVIA 97 97 11 16 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 94 89* 19 17 5
NAPROXEN 83 72 29 18 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 56 23 19 84
NAMENDA 67 <11 <11 20 34
FUROSEMIDE 67 62* 26 20 9
JANUMET XR 67 62* 23 20 358
GABAPENTIN 67 46 13 20 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 <11 <11 24 64
LYRICA 63 <11 <11 25 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 63 58* 17 25 35
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 63 63 12 25 131
SERTRALINE HCL 60 35 14 28 25
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 60 42 13 R 28 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 53* 14 30 90
FENOFIBRATE* 56 <11 <11 31 56
BENICAR HCT 54 <11 <11 32 171
AZITHROMYCIN 51 40 48 33 36
METFORMIN HCL 51 37 12 33 6
RANITIDINE HCL 50 <11 <11 35 53
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 8, 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.