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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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6,777Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

$4.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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.

0 of this provider’s 57 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 208 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

54% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$636 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$3.64M

2014

$4.16M

2015

$4.31M

2016

Number of Claims

6,505

2014

6,686

2015

6,777

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
TRUVADA 646

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

83

patients, 40% of all patients

1 74
NORVIR 599

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

77

patients, 37% of all patients

2 65
PREZISTA 323

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 21% of all patients

3 92
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

50

patients, 24% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 21% of all patients

5 2
REYATAZ 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

6 112
ISENTRESS 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

7 105
ATRIPLA 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

8 131
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
KALETRA 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10 160
METFORMIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
VALACYCLOVIR 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

12 141
EPZICOM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

13 122
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

15 57
GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
INTELENCE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 18 157
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

19 27
SUSTIVA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

20 173
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 22 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

A 23 75
ACYCLOVIR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

23 234
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 25 198
LEXIVA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 26 237
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 15
PREZCOBIX 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

29 187
LAMIVUDINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 29 144
FUROSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

31 6
ANDROGEL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 32 254
TIVICAY 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 130
COMPLERA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 34 268
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 Aug. 18, 2015.
  • 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.