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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

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

24% 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

4% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$121 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$999K

2014

$968K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

9,253

2014

8,717

2015

9,146

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
CLOPIDOGREL 539

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

169

patients, 25% of all patients

1 8
LISINOPRIL 477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

148

patients, 22% of all patients

2 6
CARVEDILOL 435

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

3 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

4 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
SOTALOL 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

6 163
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

9 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
XARELTO 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

11 55
SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
ELIQUIS 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

16 67
ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

17 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 195
DIGOXIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

19 79
ENTRESTO 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 291
VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 68
METFORMIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 74
RANEXA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 150
ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 75
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 3
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 168
GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 5
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 54
AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 69
FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

34 121
FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 30
EFFIENT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 315
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 83
OMEPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 299
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 Sept. 14, 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.