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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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15,844Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

860 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

47% of this provider’s 860 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 860 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

12,863

2014

15,675

2015

15,844

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 802

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

257

patients, 30% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

204

patients, 24% of all patients

3 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

161

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

7 9
BACLOFEN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

187

patients, 22% of all patients

8 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

9 13
MELOXICAM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

10 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

11 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

11 98
LORAZEPAM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

13 51
TRAMADOL HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

O 13 11
CRESTOR 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

15 38
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

16 15
AZITHROMYCIN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

175

patients, 20% of all patients

A 17 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

18 61
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

19 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

20 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

21 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

166

patients, 19% of all patients

A 22 76
JANUVIA 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

23 86
NAPROXEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

24 109
GLIPIZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 77
CEPHALEXIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

A 26 103
LYRICA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

27 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

28 14
CLONIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

29 54
IBUPROFEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

29 90
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

O 31 203
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

32 125
ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

34 10
CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

35 8
FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

36 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

37 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

38 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

39 42
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

40 127
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

41 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

42 19
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 261
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 93
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

45 94
MECLIZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

46 201
GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

47 5
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

48 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

48 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 47
LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

50 199
TRADJENTA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 144
NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

53 116
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 68
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

55 89
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

56 35
ONDANSETRON HCL* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

57 237
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 26
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

59 110
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 27
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 52
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

62 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 65
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 244
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 39
VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

66 164
TRULICITY 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 308
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 170
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 506
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 40
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 373
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 May 4, 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.