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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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7,717Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

19% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$192 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$1.08M

2014

$2.28M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

7,267

2014

7,580

2015

7,717

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
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

1 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

4 4
DEXILANT 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

5 73
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

7 15
FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 11
SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

10 10
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

11 83
DICYCLOMINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

11 160
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

13 140
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

14 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

15 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

16 13
LISINOPRIL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

16 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

18 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

19 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 12
SUCRALFATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 166
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

23 86
LINZESS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 143
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 53
NIFEDICAL XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 28 289
GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 5
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 82
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 31 168
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 34 23
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 34 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 36 40
AMITIZA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 36 249
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 36 8
CHOLESTYRAMINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 372
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 40 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 251
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.