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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 54

$392K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 54

228 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% 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

44% of this provider’s 228 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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 694 386 101 S3 1 5
LISINOPRIL 326 213 75 2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180 140 37 3 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 167 123 38 4 1
ALPRAZOLAM 167 76 33 B 4 21
MELOXICAM 155 94 35 6 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153 134 43 7 3
FUROSEMIDE 151 106 44 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149 83 43 9 10
OMEPRAZOLE 146 85 35 10 8
METFORMIN HCL 133 91 26 11 6
CARVEDILOL 115 89 27 12 32
GABAPENTIN 113 59 34 13 13
PROAIR HFA 110 52 28 14 69
NEXIUM 104 67 26 15 16
TRAMADOL HCL 101 80 28 16 11
CLOPIDOGREL 97 92* 20 17 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90 54 25 18 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 46 18 19 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 85 52 20 20 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 44 21 21 38
NIFEDIPINE ER 78 34 15 22 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 51 23 23 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 72 60 20 24 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 51 18 25 12
SERTRALINE HCL 64 34 15 26 24
LORAZEPAM 64 33 15 B 26 36
LYRICA 64 24 14 26 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62 57* 15 29 42
JANUVIA 59 43 13 30 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 <11 <11 R 31 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 40 12 A 31 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 51 <11 <11 33 34
AZITHROMYCIN 50 29 33 34 40
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 5, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.