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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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7,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1628 providers in this state and specialty

$713K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

34% of this provider’s 181 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

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

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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

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $110 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

$596K

2014

$1M

2015

$713K

2016

Number of Claims

5,443

2014

9,500

2015

7,619

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,002

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

312

patients, 52% of all patients

1 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 603

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

201

patients, 34% of all patients

2 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 408

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

P 3 36
TRAZODONE HCL 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

134

patients, 22% of all patients

4 25
CLONAZEPAM 356

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

5 35
TEMAZEPAM 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

6 114
DULOXETINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

7 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

8 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

9 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

10 103
RISPERIDONE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 11 48
ARIPIPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 61

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 67
LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

13 51
MIRTAZAPINE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

14 62
DIAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

15 119
SEROQUEL XR 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

P 16 199
OLANZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 63
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

19 60
OXCARBAZEPINE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

20 115
CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 32
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
BUPROPION XL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 102
LATUDA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

P 24 193
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 92
PRISTIQ 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 265
TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 124
NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 41
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. 16, 2013.
  • 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.