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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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5,829Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 123 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

0% of this provider’s 446 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

3% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$584K

2014

$657K

2015

$619K

2016

Number of Claims

5,548

2014

6,184

2015

5,829

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 344

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

2 12
CLOPIDOGREL 323

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
AMIODARONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

6 69
FUROSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

8 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

9 28
ELIQUIS 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

10 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

11 33
XARELTO 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

12 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

14 83
VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

16 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
ZETIA 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

18 75
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 38
PRADAXA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 19 230
SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 10
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 54
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

24 118
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 26 179
VASCEPA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 26 373
CLONIDINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 28 293
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 Oct. 11, 2007.
  • 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.