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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,941Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 109 out of 3035

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 250 out of 3035

821 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

18% of this provider’s 821 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,146 956 218 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 809 627 188 2 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 792 507 137 S3 3 5
LISINOPRIL 758 579 163 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 757 632 149 5 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 709 586 140 6 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 621 545 129 7 10
SIMVASTATIN 614 532 138 8 4
OMEPRAZOLE 597 499 117 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 462 402 109 10 7
ALPRAZOLAM 443 278 81 B 11 19
FENOFIBRATE* 440 327 85 12 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 422 330 95 13 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 391 308 92 14 37
METFORMIN HCL 381 319 92 15 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321 271 48 16 13
CLOPIDOGREL 307 258 63 17 18
GABAPENTIN 299 213 74 18 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 217 55 19 43
TRAMADOL HCL 271 193 83 20 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 243 231 50 21 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236 217 59 22 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 157 53 23 23
FENOFIBRATE* 207 177 37 24 57
ATENOLOL 204 159 42 25 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 175 55 26 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197 165 40 26 24
NEXIUM 182 130 31 28 20
PROAIR HFA 162 120 51 29 65
MELOXICAM 156 122 51 30 35
GLIPIZIDE 150 125 33 31 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149 119 37 32 30
CARVEDILOL 148 122 34 33 21
AZITHROMYCIN 142 104 116 34 46
SERTRALINE HCL 135 82 25 35 26
SPIRIVA 132 103 30 36 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 123* 19 37 31
CLONIDINE HCL 125 103 34 38 48
ZETIA 125 88 32 38 70
ALLOPURINOL 123 108 23 40 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121 97 101 41 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 103 30 41 29
CLONAZEPAM 116 53 18 B 43 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 114 83 17 44 109
GEMFIBROZIL 112 107* 23 45 111
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 99 27 45 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 67 17 47 77
DIOVAN 106 101* 20 48 36
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 104 91 19 49 212
CYMBALTA 100 54 17 50 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96 83 26 51 73
LANTUS 96 74 22 51 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95 62 22 53 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 89* 21 54 60
ATELVIA 93 74 20 55 210
JANUVIA 90 85* 25 56 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 76 16 57 67
KLOR-CON M20 87 82* 11 58 93
NAMENDA 86 <11 <11 59 27
RANITIDINE HCL 85 80* 22 60 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 63 17 61 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83 68 20 61 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 67 72 61 143
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83 78* 26 61 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 56 67 65 55
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 57 34 R 66 79
SYNTHROID 79 62 17 66 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 51 26 68 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 50 16 69 44
DILTIAZEM ER 75 60 15 70 200
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 72 61 54 71 102
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 32 14 R 71 81
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70 50 48 73 136
PAROXETINE HCL 69 57 11 74 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 54 24 75 33
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 67 53 58 75 253
LACTULOSE 64 33 19 77 114
LOVASTATIN 63 51 15 78 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 34 13 78 69
TEMAZEPAM 63 58* 11 B 78 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 <11 <11 A 78 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 57* 17 82 61
DIAZEPAM 60 27 18 B 83 120
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59 44 49 84 92
TRAZODONE HCL 58 <11 <11 85 40
DIGOXIN 57 52* 13 86 147
FENOFIBRATE* 56 28 18 87 57
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 14 87 152
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56 42 20 87 304
CRESTOR 56 33 19 87 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 <11 <11 91 105
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 31 21 R 92 116
DILTIAZEM HCL 53 37 12 92 244
FAMOTIDINE* 51 46* 12 94 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 45* 14 95 131
METRONIDAZOLE 50 39 48 95 263
LORAZEPAM 50 39 12 B 95 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 <11 <11 95 129
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 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.