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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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8,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1628 providers in this state and specialty

$373K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 151 out of 1628 providers in this state and specialty

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

62% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $110 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$115K

2014

$315K

2015

$373K

2016

Number of Claims

2,438

2014

6,298

2015

8,466

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
ALPRAZOLAM 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

1 14
LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

6 8
TRAMADOL HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

O 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

8 10
PREDNISONE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

119

patients, 23% of all patients

9 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

10 11
LEVOFLOXACIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

127

patients, 24% of all patients

A 11 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

12 13
GLIPIZIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

13 45
AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

A 14 27
IBUPROFEN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

15 47
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

15 74
CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

17 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 4
GABAPENTIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 117
SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 7
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

A 23 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 17
AMOXICILLIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

A 26 87
VERAPAMIL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 206
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 107
NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 32 55
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 90
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 54
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 30
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 39 49
JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 72
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A 41 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 158
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 42 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 42 32
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 45 210
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 46 175
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 20
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 47 51
NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 68
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 49 23
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 51 29
TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 51 134
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 29, 2009.
  • 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.