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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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9,920Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

1,047 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,047 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 1,047 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$796K

2014

$873K

2015

$865K

2016

Number of Claims

11,593

2014

10,792

2015

9,920

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 650

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

272

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

239

patients, 23% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 527

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

223

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
CARVEDILOL 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

6 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

7 13
FUROSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

9 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

10 19
NOVOLIN 70-30 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

11 150
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

13 47
TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
RANITIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

17 46
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

O 18 24
COUMADIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

19 163
SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

20 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
SIMVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

22 7
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

23 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
NEXIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

25 61
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

26 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

27 37
CHLORTHALIDONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

28 172
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

29 40
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

30 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

31 115
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

32 93
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

33 200
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 99
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 129
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

36 23
TRADJENTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 90
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 100
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

40 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

40 15
INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

40 259
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 166
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 50
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 April 6, 2011.
  • 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.