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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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14,808Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$896K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

450 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

3% of this provider’s 418 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

28% of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 450 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$840K

2014

$803K

2015

$896K

2016

Number of Claims

16,386

2014

15,592

2015

14,808

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
CARVEDILOL 1,030

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

952

prescriptions.

177

patients, 39% of all patients

1 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 782

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

119

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 709

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

115

patients, 26% of all patients

3 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

121

patients, 27% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 671

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

128

patients, 28% of all patients

5 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

6 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

7 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

8 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

9 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

10 4
CRESTOR 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

11 38
RAMIPRIL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

12 147
FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

13 7
CLOPIDOGREL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

15 18
METFORMIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

17 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

18 26
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

19 132
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

20 42
ENTRESTO 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

21 291
AMIODARONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

22 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

23 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
OMEPRAZOLE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 1
DIGOXIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

27 79
LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

28 6
RANEXA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

28 150
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

30 74
LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

31 51
ISRADIPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

10 32 410
XARELTO 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 55
ELIQUIS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 67
TORSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

35 176
MULTAQ 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 322
VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 68
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 173
LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 154
TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 119
SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 10
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 39
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 40
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 14
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 25
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 50 35
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 11
CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

52 111
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 41
BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 53 118
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 56
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 60
DIGOX 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 58 264
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 47
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 Feb. 8, 2017.
  • 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.