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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 209 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 209 providers in this state and specialty

298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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

16% of this provider’s 276 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $108 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

64 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$151K

2014

$840K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

2,690

2014

15,737

2015

19,186

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 841

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

74

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 777

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

5 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

6 22
METFORMIN HCL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

8 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

9 8
GABAPENTIN 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6
SIMVASTATIN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

11 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

11 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

13 32
MEMANTINE HCL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

14 46
CLOPIDOGREL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

15 29
SERTRALINE HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

16 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

17 18
FUROSEMIDE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

18 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

19 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

20 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

21 47
ALPRAZOLAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

22 26
LYRICA 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

23 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

24 49
TRAMADOL HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

O 25 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

P 27 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 71
PAROXETINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 71
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

30 73
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

31 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

32 24
CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

33 19
ACARBOSE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

34 78
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

O 35 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

36 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

37 69
LANTUS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

38 60
TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

39 7
SURE COMFORT* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

40 84
CILOSTAZOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

41 85
RIVASTIGMINE* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

42 87
LATANOPROST 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

43 13
NOVOLOG 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

44 91
PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

45 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 46 76
RISPERIDONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 46 38
LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

48 35
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 49 20
ARIPIPRAZOLE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 45
MEGESTROL ACETATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

51 100
MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

52 101
CALCITRIOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 53 102
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 53 102
OLOPATADINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

55 105
CALCIUM ACETATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 56 106
VANISHPOINT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

10 57 108
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

58 51
OLANZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 53
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 59 110
VESICARE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 61 112
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 61 78
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 63 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

64 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

65 28
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 66 41
DUTASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 67 123
FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 68 47
FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 68 91
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 68 131
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 68 50
CONSTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

72 132
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 72 54
RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 74 138
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 75 142
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

A 75 96
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 77 86
LACTULOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

77 147
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 79 150
VICTOZA 2-PAK 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 80 152
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 Jan. 10, 2014.
  • 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.