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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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8,182Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

$414K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

421 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

0% of this provider’s 360 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$581K

2014

$627K

2015

$414K

2016

Number of Claims

12,267

2014

11,472

2015

8,182

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
LISINOPRIL 475

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

100

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 386

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O 5 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
ALPRAZOLAM 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
NAPROXEN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

9 52
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

O 10 10
CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

10 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
GLIPIZIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

14 43
OMEPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

17 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

19 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 61
MECLIZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

A 26 75
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 19
CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

A 27 58
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

30 36
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 31 32
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 24
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 67
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 37 29
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 Oct. 17, 2012.
  • 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.