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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pediatrics

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,372Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$528K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 301 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 301 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$401K

2014

$468K

2015

$528K

2016

Number of Claims

6,760

2014

7,574

2015

7,372

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

3 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

9 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

10 20
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

12 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 15
FUROSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

15 9
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

16 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

18 46
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

22 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 25 85
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

26 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

27 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 29 57
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 30 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 31 69
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 31 64
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 33 25
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 35 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 36 48
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 36 113
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. 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 Oct. 22, 2007.
  • 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.