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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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10,209Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

1,204 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

2% of this provider’s 937 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

3% of this provider’s 1,204 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$141 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

8,996

2014

9,954

2015

10,209

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
LEVETIRACETAM 1,328

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

230

patients, 19% of all patients

1 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 983

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

180

patients, 15% of all patients

2 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 961

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

211

patients, 18% of all patients

3 19
PRIMIDONE 598

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4 107
MEMANTINE HCL 581

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

5 45
NAMENDA XR 514

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

6 37
CARBAMAZEPINE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

7 200
TOPIRAMATE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

8 66
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

9 135
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

10 155
LAMOTRIGINE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

11 88
AZILECT 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

12 226
VIMPAT 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

13 258
CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

14 8
OXCARBAZEPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

15 211
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

16 130
TIZANIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

17 32
ZONISAMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

18 213
CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

19 41
RIVASTIGMINE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

20 210
PHENOBARBITAL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

21 333
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

22 129
GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

23 5
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

24 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

25 436
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

26 303
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

27 287
AMANTADINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 288
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

29 136
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

30 105
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O 31 27
MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

32 201
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 33 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 174
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

33 477
EXELON 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

36 273
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

37 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 38 53
DILANTIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 39 421
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 40 193
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 July 15, 2008.
  • 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.