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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,577Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$2.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

23% of this provider’s 554 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Antibiotics

51% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$2.97M

2014

$2.63M

2015

$2.37M

2016

Number of Claims

44,864

2014

37,311

2015

34,577

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,840

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,750

prescriptions.

175

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,149

prescriptions.

147

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,060

prescriptions.

147

patients, 24% of all patients

3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 918

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

129

patients, 21% of all patients

4 10
GABAPENTIN 850

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

5 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 807

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL 721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

7 5
NAMENDA XR 694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

8 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

9 3
MIRTAZAPINE 647

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

10 15
SIMVASTATIN 607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

12 4
OMEPRAZOLE 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

13 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

14 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

15 58
SERTRALINE HCL 467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

16 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

P 17 25
LORAZEPAM 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

18 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

19 27
TRAMADOL HCL 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

O 20 14
TRAZODONE HCL 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

21 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

O 22 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 31
METFORMIN HCL 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

24 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

25 34
DULOXETINE HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

26 29
CLOPIDOGREL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

27 21
MEMANTINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

28 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

29 23
LEVETIRACETAM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

30 38
PREDNISONE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

31 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

160

patients, 26% of all patients

A 32 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
XARELTO 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 51
LATANOPROST 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

35 64
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

36 50
LANTUS 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

37 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

38 16
CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

38 22
ALPRAZOLAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

40 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

41 18
BACLOFEN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

42 59
CLONAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

43 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

44 41
RIVASTIGMINE* 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

44 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

46 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
NOVOLIN R 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 112
HUMALOG 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

50 92
MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

51 54
LYRICA 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
SYMBICORT 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

53 125
LACTULOSE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 77
MYRBETRIQ 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 100
TRADJENTA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 76
ARIPIPRAZOLE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 57 81
OLANZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 58 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

58 79
FENTANYL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 60 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

61 68
JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 47
RISPERIDONE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 63 48
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A 63 118
HYDRALAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 40
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 37
ELIQUIS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 72
FINASTERIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 105
EXELON 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 127
DIGOXIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 82
NUEDEXTA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

73 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

73 131
CELECOXIB 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 137
FAMOTIDINE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 49
OLOPATADINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

75 211
AMITIZA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 128
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

79 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

80 85
LEVEMIR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 74
BREO ELLIPTA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 217
ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 84
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 73
FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 86 120
ROZEREM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 88 196
OXCARBAZEPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 89 139
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 177
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 91 45
PRIMIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 144
VESICARE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 93 94
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 94 52
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

95 62
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 93
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

97 43
HUMULIN R 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

97 106
LIDOCAINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

99 146
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

100 136
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 101 103
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

102 107
MIDODRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 250
METHADONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 O 103 170
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 105 69
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 105 97
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

107 71
BUDESONIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

107 188
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

107 75
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 110 99
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

111 56
AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

112 101
NOVOLOG 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

112 90
TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 112 126
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 115 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

115 149
CALCIUM ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

117 184
SEROQUEL XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 118 162
MEGESTROL ACETATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

118 221
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 120 212
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 120 121
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

122 115
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 122 114
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 122 208
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 125 306
LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

125 175
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 127 110
PATADAY 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

127 185
AMANTADINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 129 230
CLOTRIMAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

129 318
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 131 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 132 57
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

132 327
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 22, 2010.
  • 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.