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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,706Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1628 providers in this state and specialty

$904K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1628 providers in this state and specialty

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

90% 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

4% of this provider’s 387 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $110 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

2014

$232K

2015

$904K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

3,627

2015

13,706

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 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

2 10
TRAMADOL HCL 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

O 3 9
ALPRAZOLAM 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

4 14
LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
METFORMIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
CLOPIDOGREL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

8 24
SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

11 4
OMEPRAZOLE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

O 15 29
TRAZODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

16 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
TIZANIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 31
NYSTATIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

19 217
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
LYRICA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 55
AZITHROMYCIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

A 22 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 39
GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 45
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 166
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 11
PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

30 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 77
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

36 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 28
CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 22
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 94
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 44 38
CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

45 35
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 64
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 44
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 33
MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 116
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 88
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 73
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 138
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 13
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

57 338
SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 113
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 90
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

60 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 71
FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

61 212
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 57
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 64 142
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 79
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 65 54
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 101
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 93
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 68 158
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 68 107
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 June 25, 2013.
  • 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.