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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,389Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1628 providers in this state and specialty

$608K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 1628 providers in this state and specialty

262 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

22 of this provider’s 30 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 262 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 262 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $110 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$144K

2014

$647K

2015

$608K

2016

Number of Claims

1,506

2014

6,422

2015

6,389

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
OLANZAPINE 330

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

P 1 63
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

2 53
TRAZODONE HCL 291

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

3 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

P 4 36
CLONAZEPAM 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

5 35
DULOXETINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 13% of all patients

6 33
ARIPIPRAZOLE 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

P 7 67
LAMOTRIGINE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 12% of all patients

8 81
RISPERIDONE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

P 9 48
GABAPENTIN 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 14% of all patients

10 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

11 60
TOPIRAMATE 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 13% of all patients

12 83
HALOPERIDOL 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

P 13 130
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

14 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 10% of all patients

15 40
SERTRALINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

16 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

17 39
LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

18 51
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 163
MIRTAZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

20 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
CLOZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 181
FLUOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

23 57
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

24 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

25 75
AMANTADINE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

26 213
BUPROPION XL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 102
BUPROPION HCL SR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

28 123
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

29 145
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

30 95
PALIPERIDONE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 283
LATUDA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 32 193
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 124
RISPERDAL CONSTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 353
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 353
LITHIUM CARBONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

36 168
INVEGA SUSTENNA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 143
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

38 119
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 Nov. 9, 2016.
  • 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.