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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,069Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$647K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

14 of this provider’s 283 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

55% of this provider’s 319 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 319 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$694K

2014

$649K

2015

$647K

2016

Number of Claims

11,190

2014

10,418

2015

10,069

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 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
FUROSEMIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

6 20
SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

O 9 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

10 49
GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

12 10
ALPRAZOLAM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

12 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

14 12
MELOXICAM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

15 25
LISINOPRIL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

16 4
OMEPRAZOLE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

17 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

18 13
ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

19 43
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

20 21
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

O 21 11
ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

23 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

70

patients, 22% of all patients

A 25 45
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 46
NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 27 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

27 31
MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

32 55
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

33 34
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

34 36
RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 142
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

A 37 69
ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 37 106
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 39 54
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

39 32
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

41 35
DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 41 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

41 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 37
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 45 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

A 45 61
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 48 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 49 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

50 28
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 50 151
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 52 26
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 53 91
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

53 135
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 55 133
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 55 27
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 57 81
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. 6, 2014.
  • 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.