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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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12,855Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1628 providers in this state and specialty

$840K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 1628 providers in this state and specialty

1,701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,701 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,701 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $110 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$382K

2014

$554K

2015

$840K

2016

Number of Claims

7,041

2014

10,413

2015

12,855

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,011

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

246

patients, 14% of all patients

1 17
FUROSEMIDE 843

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

269

patients, 16% of all patients

2 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 836

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

205

patients, 12% of all patients

3 64
CARVEDILOL 672

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

199

patients, 12% of all patients

4 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 620

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

160

patients, 9% of all patients

5 4
CLOPIDOGREL 583

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

170

patients, 10% of all patients

6 24
LISINOPRIL 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

135

patients, 8% of all patients

7 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

110

patients, 6% of all patients

8 11
AMIODARONE HCL 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

9 120
ELIQUIS 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

10 84
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

119

patients, 7% of all patients

11 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

12 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

13 15
NITROSTAT 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

187

patients, 11% of all patients

14 163
SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

15 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

16 82
RANEXA 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

17 169
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

18 13
XARELTO 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

19 142
WARFARIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

20 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

21 147
SPIRONOLACTONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

22 77
ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

23 49
DIGOXIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

24 188
RAMIPRIL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

25 161
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

26 12
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

27 86
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

28 109
SOTALOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

29 230
CILOSTAZOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

29 238
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

31 56
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

32 262
TOPROL XL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

33 304
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

34 18
NIFEDICAL XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

35 234
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

36 28
NITROGLYCERIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

37 314
VERAPAMIL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

38 206
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

38 58
DIGOX 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

40 283
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

41 76
EFFIENT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 281
OMEPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

42 8
IRBESARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 248
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

45 100
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

46 1
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 July 8, 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.