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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pediatrics

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,900Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$517K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

204 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

38% of this provider’s 204 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 204 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$44.3K

2014

$228K

2015

$517K

2016

Number of Claims

700

2014

2,650

2015

4,900

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
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 279

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

55

patients, 27% of all patients

1 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

44

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
PHENOBARBITAL 181

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

3 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

4 62
NEXIUM 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

5 31
LEVETIRACETAM 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

6 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

8 19
LISINOPRIL 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
VIMPAT 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

10 60
LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

10 37
MUPIROCIN* 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

44

patients, 22% of all patients

12 73
VALPROIC ACID* 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 13 74
BUDESONIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

14 80
BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

15 49
LACTULOSE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

16 40
NYSTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 12% of all patients

17 85
PROLIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 59

patients, 29% of all patients

18 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 18 91
SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

20 96
LAMOTRIGINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 21 33
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

21 50
DILANTIN* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

23 70
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 24 28
CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 25 45
RALOXIFENE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 106
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 110
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. 24, 2015.
  • 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.