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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

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

52% 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 537 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

54% of this provider’s 641 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 641 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.19M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

16,853

2014

16,462

2015

18,283

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 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

180

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

O 3 27
FUROSEMIDE 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

7 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

8 4
GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

9 5
METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

11 21
ALPRAZOLAM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

12 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

13 33
TRAMADOL HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

O 14 11
AZITHROMYCIN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

A 15 60
CLOPIDOGREL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

A 16 227
PREDNISONE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

18 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

19 18
CARVEDILOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

20 17
GLIPIZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

21 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
CLONIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

23 54
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 171
DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
TRAZODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 48
CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

27 38
TEMAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

28 119
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 35
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

30 177
CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

31 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

32 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

33 28
SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

34 32
LYRICA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

36 44
FINASTERIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

37 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 47
DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 36
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

40 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

41 50
NYSTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

42 273
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

44 12
FLUCONAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

45 194
MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 47 53
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

47 80
LACTULOSE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

49 232
BACLOFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

49 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

51 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

52 70
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

53 238
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

54 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

54 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 74
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

56 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

56 40
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 56 292
CELECOXIB 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 111
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 61 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 65
NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

62 116
NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

64 29
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 153
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

67 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

68 61
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

69 24
MUPIROCIN* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

69 183
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 121
CARAFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 72 301
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

73 138
GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 248
VASCEPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 373
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

76 369
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 51
LIDOCAINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 186
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 140
VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 80 115
INVOKANA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 250
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 172
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

84 83
HUMULIN R 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 527
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 16, 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.