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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

936 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

14% of this provider’s 781 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 936 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 936 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$871K

2014

$866K

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

13,751

2014

11,929

2015

22,140

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,100

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 762

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

3 1
MEMANTINE HCL 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

4 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

5 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

6 34
TRAZODONE HCL 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

7 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
GABAPENTIN 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

P 11 18
LISINOPRIL 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

O 14 13
SERTRALINE HCL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
MIRTAZAPINE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
NAMENDA XR 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

17 17
OMEPRAZOLE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
LORAZEPAM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

19 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

20 4
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

21 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

23 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

25 35
FAMOTIDINE* 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

26 36
CARVEDILOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

27 21
DULOXETINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

O 29 15
ALPRAZOLAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

29 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 39
LACTULOSE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

34 53
SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

35 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

36 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 83
METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 86
RANITIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

41 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

42 22
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 93
CLONAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

44 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 61
ONDANSETRON HCL* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

46 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 89
DIGOXIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

48 76
BUSPIRONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 81
LEVETIRACETAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 38
CEFUROXIME 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 106
FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 56
LATANOPROST 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 70
BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 58
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 78
ARIPIPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 69
NUEDEXTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

62 42
OLANZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 59
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 43
PRADAXA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 66 169
RISPERIDONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 68 41
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

69 101
XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 70 46
KLOR-CON M10 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 230
MYRBETRIQ 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 127
GENERLAC 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 146
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 51
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 49
CLONIDINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 169
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 87
RIVASTIGMINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 68
PERMETHRIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

81 246
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 104
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 82 176
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 60
VIIBRYD 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 85 209
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 86 99
LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 87 155
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 95
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 193
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 March 12, 2016.
  • 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.