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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,762Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

$407K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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

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

58% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$519K

2014

$482K

2015

$407K

2016

Number of Claims

7,468

2014

7,406

2015

6,762

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
AMOXICILLIN 355

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

207

patients, 42% of all patients

A 1 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

103

patients, 21% of all patients

2 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

140

patients, 29% of all patients

3 3
GLIPIZIDE XL 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

4 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

5 49
IBUPROFEN 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

143

patients, 29% of all patients

6 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

7 13
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

137

patients, 28% of all patients

8 98
METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
CREON 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

10 162
MISOPROSTOL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

11 164
NAPROXEN 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

109

patients, 22% of all patients

12 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

13 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

14 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

15 26
FENOFIBRATE* 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

16 97
MECLIZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

17 87
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

17 189
JANUVIA 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 54
GLIPIZIDE ER 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

20 107
SIMVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

21 7
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

22 118
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

23 57
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

24 137
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

25 46
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

26 182
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O 27 10
TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

28 27
AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

A 29 32
CEFADROXIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

A 30 227
MUPIROCIN* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

31 143
LISINOPRIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

33 34
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

35 28
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

36 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 21
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.