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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,289Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$786K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

973 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

11 of this provider’s 885 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 973 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 973 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$237K

2014

$644K

2015

$786K

2016

Number of Claims

2,290

2014

5,545

2015

7,289

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 513

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

256

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

5 57
LISINOPRIL 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

7 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

7 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

11 28
FUROSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

12 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

14 6
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

16 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

17 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 58
GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

19 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

A 20 45
MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

21 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

23 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

24 37
JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

25 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

26 63
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

27 22
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

27 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

30 78
LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 31 69
TRADJENTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

32 100
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

33 114
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 17
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

34 65
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

36 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 68
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 86
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Feb. 20, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.