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Top Specialist Prescribers in Texas

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Schedule Two Schedule Three Dangerous Drugs to Seniors Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
CESAR VIVANCO MD

Specialist

5,474

$651K

698
569 are 65+

2%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

12%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

2%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$119
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

RUY MIRELES QUINTANILLA

Specialist

5,386

$625K

693
508 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

2%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

7%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$116
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

JAIME CASTRO M.D.

Specialist

5,345

$558K

414
304 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

4%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

6%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

40%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$104
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

JOSE VILLARREAL M.D.

Specialist

5,327

$864K

530
320 are 65+

43%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

49%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

1%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

31%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$162
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

MARVIN TAVAREZ M.D.

Specialist

5,322

$358K

466
433 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

6%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

4%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

31%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$67
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

HOUSTON HAMBY M.D.

Specialist

5,253

$344K

299
255 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

17%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

2%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

31%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$65
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

CHI MAO M.D.

Specialist

5,239

$234K

264
221 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

20%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

2%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$45
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

PAUL GOLDMAN M.D.

Specialist

5,181

$404K

323
283 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

12%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

1%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

32%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$78
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

PAULA SPRINGER MD

Specialist

5,153

$264K

330
218 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

27%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

3%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$51
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

RAKESH SHAH M.D.

Specialist

5,114

$396K

480
400 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

4%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

31%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$77
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

HEBERTO GARZA M.D.

Specialist

5,084

$307K

241
224 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

11%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

32%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$60
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

CYRIL TAWA M.D.

Specialist

5,053

$363K

491
443 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

31%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$72
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

SHUJAUDDIN MOHAMMED

Specialist

5,016

$419K

292
236 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

6%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

1%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$84
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

TIMOTHY OVERLOCK M.D.

Specialist

5,015

$337K

267
199 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

22%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

1%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$67
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

BRADLEY SHIPMAN M.D.

Specialist

4,951

$311K

253
224 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

19%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

2%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$63
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

B DANESHFAR M.D.

Specialist

4,935

$374K

427
196 are 65+

34%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

64%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

6%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$76
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

KENNETH KROLL MD

Specialist

4,933

$372K

300
276 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

10%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

1%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

37%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$75
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

JOB MONGARE M.D.

Specialist

4,877

$1.05M

342
149 are 65+

17%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

44%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

8%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$215
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

JOHN SOULE MD

Specialist

4,851

$457K

216
193 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

19%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

1%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

35%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$94
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

ROBERT BOYNE M.D.

Specialist

4,799

$453K

471
235 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

30%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

10%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

11%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$94
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

EZEKIEL DUKE M.D.

Specialist

4,739

$283K

212
162 are 65+

5%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

23%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

3%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$60
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

ANIL SHETH M.D.

Specialist

4,728

$426K

380
293 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

3%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

32%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$90
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

SALEEM AKBAR M.D.

Specialist

4,655

$239K

410
361 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

5%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$51
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

NIRMALA KAMNANI M.D.

Specialist

4,597

$243K

206
179 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

15%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$53
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

DAVID SCHICKNER M.D.

Specialist

4,588

$139K

295
59 are 65+

12%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 2%

75%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 18%

3%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 3%

6%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 29%

$30
Average prescription price

Avg: $103

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank