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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 54

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 54

665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

2% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
DONEPEZIL HCL 837 832* 43 1 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 827 724 72 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 820 733 81 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 817 727 90 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 740 629 68 5 10
NAMENDA 697 697 41 6 18
LISINOPRIL 696 584 89 7 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 562 474 118 S3 8 5
OMEPRAZOLE 485 440 67 9 8
SIMVASTATIN 484 429 69 10 4
RANITIDINE HCL 435 371 47 11 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 424 352 49 12 9
GABAPENTIN 412 334 37 13 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 392 375 50 14 12
SERTRALINE HCL 369 334 48 15 24
CARVEDILOL 353 309 37 16 32
METFORMIN HCL 347 303 57 17 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 344 253 21 A 18 30
FAMOTIDINE* 315 285 22 19 58
CLOPIDOGREL 312 288 42 20 17
DIGOX 305 300* 20 21 79
ATENOLOL 302 271 25 22 35
TRAMADOL HCL 277 254 45 23 11
MELOXICAM 272 267* 37 24 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265 244 52 25 20
PREDNISONE 255 235 44 26 39
CYMBALTA 244 178 21 27 51
ALPRAZOLAM 242 211 54 B 28 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 217 212* 19 29 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 215 174 36 30 30
MIRTAZAPINE 204 204 29 31 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192 187* 31 32 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 188 18 33 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184 130 35 34 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 170 <11 <11 35 63
XARELTO 168 163* 14 36 161
WARFARIN SODIUM 158 153* 34 37 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154 149* 23 38 14
CLONIDINE HCL 145 134 24 39 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 127 32 40 15
NEXIUM 138 122 23 41 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 105 37 42 23
CLONAZEPAM 136 112 31 B 43 66
KLOR-CON M20 131 <11 <11 44 111
TRAZODONE HCL 130 125* 12 45 50
EVISTA 124 <11 <11 46 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 119 114* 12 47 160
LEVETIRACETAM 116 <11 <11 48 102
RAMIPRIL 115 115 12 49 117
LOVASTATIN 107 102* 23 50 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 <11 <11 51 61
RISPERIDONE 102 <11 <11 A 51 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 96* 21 53 52
ALLOPURINOL 101 96* 24 53 48
LORAZEPAM 100 86 16 B 55 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 <11 <11 56 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 93* 30 57 25
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 92* 19 58 161
NIFEDIPINE ER 95 <11 <11 59 93
LANTUS 94 89* 16 60 64
AMIODARONE HCL 92 87* 12 61 190
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92 <11 <11 61 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 <11 <11 63 158
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90 <11 <11 64 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 65 19 65 53
SUCRALFATE 88 <11 <11 66 194
METOLAZONE 83 <11 <11 67 197
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 57 16 68 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79 29 12 69 42
CRESTOR 77 <11 <11 70 26
DILTIAZEM ER 76 <11 <11 71 202
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 68* 11 72 95
LACTULOSE 72 67* 24 73 88
PRIMIDONE 71 <11 <11 74 207
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 <11 <11 74 89
CELEBREX 71 <11 <11 74 68
LYRICA 70 65* 14 77 55
GEMFIBROZIL 70 <11 <11 77 133
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 <11 <11 R 79 128
JANUVIA 66 <11 <11 79 49
SYNTHROID 62 <11 <11 81 80
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 60 <11 <11 82 151
DIGOXIN 60 60 11 82 182
VERAPAMIL ER 60 <11 <11 82 132
VESICARE 58 <11 <11 85 112
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 <11 <11 85 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 52* 50 87 69
BACLOFEN 55 <11 <11 88 123
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 <11 <11 88 139
AMOXICILLIN 55 50* 40 88 114
PRADAXA 55 <11 <11 88 233
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 54 <11 <11 92 236
CEPHALEXIN 54 49* 41 92 74
MULTAQ 54 <11 <11 92 236
EXELON 53 <11 <11 95 77
FINASTERIDE 53 <11 <11 95 125
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 48* 47 95 62
TEMAZEPAM 52 <11 <11 B 98 126
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 41 26 98 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 47* 45 98 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51 46* 20 101 156
OLANZAPINE 51 <11 <11 A 101 113
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 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.