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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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5,853Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$648K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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 684 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 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

$562K

2014

$602K

2015

$648K

2016

Number of Claims

5,636

2014

5,735

2015

5,853

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
LATANOPROST 1,185

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

1,167

prescriptions.

288

patients, 41% of all patients

1 20
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 673

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

192

patients, 27% of all patients

2 91
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 525

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

3 141
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 500

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

144

patients, 20% of all patients

4 148
TRAVATAN Z 493

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

5 64
TIMOLOL MALEATE 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

6 120
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

7 80
PILOCARPINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

8 333
AZOPT 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

9 217
LUMIGAN 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

10 85
ALPHAGAN P 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

11 152
COMBIGAN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

12 114
ZIOPTAN 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

13 427
APRACLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

10 14 428
DUREZOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

15 112
BETAXOLOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

16 446
COSOPT PF 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

17 450
SIMBRINZA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

17 313
METHAZOLAMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

19 456
BETOPTIC S 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

10 20 490
VIGAMOX 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 222
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 9, 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.