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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,444Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 61 providers in this state and specialty

$574K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 61 providers in this state and specialty

363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

40% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

62 of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$689K

2014

$664K

2015

$574K

2016

Number of Claims

11,636

2014

11,051

2015

9,444

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 647

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

113

patients, 31% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

7 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

8 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

9 19
MELOXICAM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

10 33
TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 12
GABAPENTIN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
LISINOPRIL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

13 1
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

14 37
DULOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

15 27
FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

16 6
ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

17 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

18 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 47
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

20 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

21 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

22 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

A 24 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 58
CELECOXIB 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 61
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

29 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

30 39
NITROFURANTOIN* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

A 31 64
TEMAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

31 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

34 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 70
SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

36 71
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 37 20
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

39 76
CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 22
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

A 42 46
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 80
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 44 86
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 Feb. 14, 2017.
  • 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.