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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

$3.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

194 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

31% of this provider’s 194 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 194 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$459 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$3.26M

2014

$3.34M

2015

$3.32M

2016

Number of Claims

7,206

2014

7,284

2015

7,228

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 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

59

patients, 30% of all patients

1 3
NORVIR 334

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

55

patients, 28% of all patients

2 65
LISINOPRIL 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 23% of all patients

3 2
TRUVADA 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 20% of all patients

4 74
PREZISTA 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

38

patients, 20% of all patients

5 92
ABACAVIR 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6 149
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

7 4
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

8 169
TIVICAY 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

9 130
LAMIVUDINE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10 144
TRIUMEQ 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 13% of all patients

11 158
METFORMIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
REYATAZ 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

13 112
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

14 31
EPZICOM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

14 122
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

A 16 75
VALACYCLOVIR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

16 141
FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

18 97
ISENTRESS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

19 105
ATRIPLA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

20 131
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

21 26
INTELENCE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

22 157
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 8% of all patients

23 17
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

23 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

25 18
PREZCOBIX 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

26 187
DAPSONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 221
FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 8% of all patients

28 133
KALETRA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

28 160
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

30 118
GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

30 9
FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

32 6
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 8% of all patients

33 90
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

34 44
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 11% of all patients

A 35 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 36 1
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 37 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 37 13
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 11% of all patients

39 62
SELZENTRY 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 40 204
LAMIVUDINE HBV 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 10 41 259
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

42 69
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 Dec. 8, 2014.
  • 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.