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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,137Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 828

$673K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 828

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

7% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $111 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 595 273 79 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325 231 51 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320 229 60 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 263 212 52 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 222 164 42 5 5
ALPRAZOLAM 218 57 38 B 6 17
LISINOPRIL 216 175 39 7 4
MELOXICAM 202 156 52 8 29
METFORMIN HCL 187 128 40 9 15
CARISOPRODOL 176 35 26 R 10 74
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 123 31 11 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173 93 30 12 28
TRAMADOL HCL 166 101 38 13 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159 102 25 14 20
FUROSEMIDE 155 114 32 15 7
CLOPIDOGREL 140 127 26 16 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 88 22 17 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 101 22 18 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 95 25 19 8
LOVASTATIN 121 84 21 20 162
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 93 22 21 46
TEMAZEPAM 105 42 20 B 22 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 70 19 22 11
GABAPENTIN 102 55 23 24 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 95* 14 25 45
ATENOLOL 98 83 16 26 53
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 65 17 27 76
DIAZEPAM 91 44 23 B 28 114
DIOVAN 91 86* 14 28 42
CARVEDILOL 90 63 19 30 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90 45 15 30 97
WARFARIN SODIUM 83 48 13 32 22
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81 62 12 R 33 121
SERTRALINE HCL 79 64 21 34 37
CLONIDINE HCL 78 <11 <11 35 41
NEXIUM 75 38 15 36 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 70* 17 36 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 59 16 38 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 <11 <11 38 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 48 13 40 19
AMOXICILLIN 68 45 36 40 212
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 45 16 42 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67 38 13 42 113
CLONAZEPAM 66 22 12 B 44 35
AZITHROMYCIN 66 43 54 44 55
TRAZODONE HCL 62 17 15 46 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 <11 <11 47 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 56* 12 47 25
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59 37 43 49 131
NABUMETONE 57 <11 <11 50 261
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 41 11 51 96
GEMFIBROZIL 54 <11 <11 51 219
ZETIA 52 <11 <11 53 93
LYRICA 52 28 12 53 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 15 19 R 55 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 <11 <11 A 56 59
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. 3, 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.