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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,366Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 122

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 122

408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

24% of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% 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

45 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
NAMENDA 1,041 992 70 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 798 621 107 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 739 581 98 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 583 499 69 4 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 521 473 67 5 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 515 305 95 S3 6 4
LISINOPRIL 467 356 74 7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 434 357 65 8 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433 345 64 9 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333 264 41 10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 328 281 53 11 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 288 178 32 A 12 16
EXELON 262 228 35 13 39
SERTRALINE HCL 231 151 21 14 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 231 184 26 14 23
CARVEDILOL 230 194 34 16 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203 185 32 17 22
JANUVIA 200 195* 14 18 69
CYMBALTA 198 166 19 19 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 198 159 14 19 19
NOVOLOG 191 163 36 21 68
CLOPIDOGREL 182 148 27 22 21
GABAPENTIN 171 130 28 23 13
METFORMIN HCL 168 100 24 24 17
LEVETIRACETAM 168 86 20 24 46
CRESTOR 167 148 20 26 52
TRAZODONE HCL 164 110 27 27 26
ZETIA 155 134 15 28 103
OMEPRAZOLE 153 89 29 29 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151 95 23 30 37
ALPRAZOLAM 141 85 24 B 31 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 131* 21 32 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 131 84 18 33 42
VESICARE 131 118 11 33 97
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127 113 23 35 29
CLONIDINE HCL 124 73 29 36 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120 76 24 37 36
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 108 103* 11 38 116
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 108 89 14 38 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 101* 18 40 28
LORAZEPAM 104 81 31 B 41 27
OLANZAPINE 104 79 13 A 41 62
TRAMADOL HCL 101 76 31 43 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 72 15 44 96
MIRTAZAPINE 97 73 15 44 14
LANTUS 96 78 16 46 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89 66 13 47 125
LEVEMIR 88 75 14 48 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 55 13 49 84
ALLOPURINOL 86 <11 <11 50 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 78* 13 51 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 62 22 52 41
TRAVATAN Z 80 <11 <11 53 119
RANITIDINE HCL 80 <11 <11 53 44
AMITIZA 78 <11 <11 55 178
LATANOPROST 76 71* 12 56 77
AGGRENOX 76 <11 <11 56 139
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75 <11 <11 R 58 180
ABILIFY 74 <11 <11 A 59 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 73 54 11 60 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 50 14 61 33
ATENOLOL 70 <11 <11 62 43
NEXIUM 68 48 11 63 35
RAMIPRIL 67 <11 <11 64 82
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 67 62* 20 64 49
NIASPAN 66 <11 <11 66 228
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 34 12 67 102
AMIODARONE HCL 63 <11 <11 68 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 <11 <11 69 71
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 48 17 69 80
SEROQUEL XR 60 <11 <11 A 71 124
LYRICA 60 <11 <11 71 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 43 43 73 55
TAMIFLU 56 51* 55 74 310
DIOVAN 55 <11 <11 75 38
OXCARBAZEPINE 53 <11 <11 76 171
HUMALOG 53 48* 11 76 114
PREDNISONE 52 34 33 78 50
IBUPROFEN 51 37 16 79 185
TOPIRAMATE 51 <11 <11 79 161
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 April 17, 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.