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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

19% of this provider’s 672 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.88M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

35,177

2014

32,360

2015

29,332

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 1,658

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,508

prescriptions.

174

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 982

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 808

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 739

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 739

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
MEMANTINE HCL 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

10 26
MIRTAZAPINE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
GABAPENTIN 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

12 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

13 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
CARVEDILOL 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

15 22
SIMVASTATIN 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
TRAMADOL HCL 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 14
FAMOTIDINE* 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

18 49
LANTUS 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

19 46
SERTRALINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
LORAZEPAM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

21 30
CLOPIDOGREL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
NAMENDA XR 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

24 50
ALPRAZOLAM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

25 33
HUMULIN R 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

26 106
TRAZODONE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

27 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
RISPERIDONE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

P 29 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

30 28
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O 31 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

32 32
METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 13
NOVOLIN R 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

34 112
LEVETIRACETAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

34 38
DULOXETINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

36 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

37 18
OMEPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

37 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

39 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

40 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

41 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

43 34
XARELTO 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 51
CLONIDINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

45 62
OLANZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 61
LACTULOSE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

47 77
LYRICA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 79
CLONAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

50 53
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 114
BACLOFEN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

52 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 53 20
ALLOPURINOL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 43
LATANOPROST 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 64
NYSTATIN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

56 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

59 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 58
PRADAXA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 61 109
LEVOFLOXACIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 69
NUEDEXTA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 63 39
TEMAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 65 67
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 37
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 63
ARIPIPRAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 68 81
CARBAMAZEPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 68 148
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 41
PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 102
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

73 55
RENVELA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 74 117
NOVOLOG 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

74 90
PREVACID 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 76 271
LEVEMIR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 74
AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 78 88
NIFEDIPINE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 105
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

80 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

81 36
AMIODARONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 101
NOVOLIN 70-30 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 200
MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 54
VESICARE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 84 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 65
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 70
HUMALOG 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

88 92
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 56
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 118
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 89 99
BUPROPION HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 92 180
OXCARBAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 139
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 94 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 73
NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 104
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 97 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

97 107
ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

99 108
PROTONIX 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 100 301
METHOCARBAMOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 101 258
PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 101 144
RIVASTIGMINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 103 143
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 129
METHIMAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 105 263
JANTOVEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 105 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 107 124
GLUCAGEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

107 258
RIVASTIGMINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

109 78
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 109 71
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 Nov. 30, 2012.
  • 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.