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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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4,954Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

8% of this provider’s 390 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 445 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$218 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$724K

2014

$893K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

4,458

2014

4,669

2015

4,954

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 475

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

1 136
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 366

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

2 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 346

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

3 19
LEVETIRACETAM 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

4 34
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

5 5
AZILECT 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

6 226
BACLOFEN 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

7 49
TOPIRAMATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

8 66
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

9 135
AMANTADINE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

10 288
RYTARY 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

11 355
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P 12 53
NAMENDA XR 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

13 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

14 40
TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 11
ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

15 22
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

17 41
RIVASTIGMINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 18 210
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 193
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

20 51
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 21 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 22 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 2
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. 17, 2010.
  • 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.