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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

2,132 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,917 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

28% of this provider’s 2,132 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 2,132 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.43M

2016

Number of Claims

41,864

2014

40,334

2015

40,463

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
CLOPIDOGREL 2,647

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,442

prescriptions.

434

patients, 20% of all patients

10 1 8
FUROSEMIDE 1,861

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,577

prescriptions.

346

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,485

prescriptions.

273

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
ALPRAZOLAM 1,245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,103

prescriptions.

263

patients, 12% of all patients

4 22
DIGOXIN 1,225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,056

prescriptions.

201

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5 79
VERAPAMIL ER PM 1,177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,121

prescriptions.

189

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6 165
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 1,090

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

180

patients, 8% of all patients

7 98
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,086

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,038

prescriptions.

173

patients, 8% of all patients

8 42
SIMVASTATIN 1,069

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

187

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 963

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

190

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
METFORMIN HCL 961

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

156

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 935

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

910

prescriptions.

163

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
LABETALOL HCL 861

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

153

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13 155
CARVEDILOL 836

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

160

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
VERAPAMIL ER 789

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

120

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15 179
DONEPEZIL HCL 772

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

140

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 753

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

132

patients, 6% of all patients

17 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

133

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
MELOXICAM 745

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

185

patients, 9% of all patients

19 24
AMIODARONE HCL 744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

144

patients, 7% of all patients

20 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

112

patients, 5% of all patients

21 56
OMEPRAZOLE 573

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

116

patients, 5% of all patients

22 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

101

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

94

patients, 4% of all patients

24 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
TRAMADOL HCL 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

99

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 11
METOLAZONE 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

10 27 229
LEVOFLOXACIN 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

305

patients, 14% of all patients

A 28 78
WARFARIN SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

29 33
TEMAZEPAM 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

92

patients, 4% of all patients

30 119
LISINOPRIL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

31 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
PROPAFENONE HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

33 239
AZITHROMYCIN 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

250

patients, 12% of all patients

A 34 60
GLIPIZIDE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 2% of all patients

35 77
VALSARTAN 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

36 68
CLONIDINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

37 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

69

patients, 3% of all patients

38 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

39 14
CRESTOR 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
JANTOVEN 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

41 317
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

42 4
CILOSTAZOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

43 208
JANUVIA 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

44 86
CLONIDINE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

10 44 293
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

46 62
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

47 344
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

48 50
DIGOX 201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

49 264
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

102

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

51 23
MECLIZINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

86

patients, 4% of all patients

52 201
NEXIUM 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

53 116
SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

53 35
CELECOXIB 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

55 111
ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

55 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

58 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

59 299
LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

60 51
XARELTO 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

61 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

62 29
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

62 80
GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

64 5
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

65 61
IBUPROFEN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

66 90
ZETIA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 75
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

68 52
MEMANTINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

69 45
JANUMET 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

70 268
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

71 58
MEGESTROL ACETATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

72 338
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

73 138
NAPROXEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

74 109
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

75 132
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

76 30
SOTALOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

77 163
FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

78 170
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

79 89
VOLTAREN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

80 164
SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

81 70
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

81 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 117
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 93
NITROSTAT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

85 289
KLOR-CON M10 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

86 363
LACTULOSE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

87 232
TRADJENTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 144
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

89 99
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 121
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 90 352
SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 31
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 25
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 261
RIVASTIGMINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 210
KLOR-CON 10 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 96 527
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. 22, 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.