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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pediatrics

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,352Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$440K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

19% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

2014

$342K

2015

$440K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

6,808

2015

9,352

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 526

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

135

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

124

patients, 23% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 459

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

4 13
LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
BENAZEPRIL HCL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

7 30
OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

9 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
FUROSEMIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

12 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 21
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

17 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

18 20
GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 61
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 54
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 5
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 82
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 52
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 35
CHLORTHALIDONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 104
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 37 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 113
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 37 46
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 37 113
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 37 37
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 June 18, 2018.
  • 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.