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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 160 providers in this state and specialty

660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

7% of this provider’s 534 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 660 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 660 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$52 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

21,923

2014

21,487

2015

21,712

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 856

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 789

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 772

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

3 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 716

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

4 14
GABAPENTIN 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

5 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

6 16
LISINOPRIL 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

128

patients, 19% of all patients

7 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

8 3
TRAMADOL HCL 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

O 9 10
METFORMIN HCL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
CARVEDILOL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

11 20
OMEPRAZOLE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
CLOPIDOGREL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

16 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

18 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 37
MELOXICAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
ALPRAZOLAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 56
GLIPIZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 43
SERTRALINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

A 28 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

29 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
CLONIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 59
RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 46
TRAZODONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

33 27
CLONAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
DULOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 47
MEMANTINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 69
MIRTAZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

42 78
LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

43 39
CRESTOR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 40
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 45 24
TEMAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 81
PAROXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 111
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

48 23
LEVETIRACETAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 91
VENTOLIN HFA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 123
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 21
NYSTATIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

53 125
TRADJENTA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 96
RISPERIDONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 83
METFORMIN HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 63
JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 109
NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 61
BACLOFEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 76
LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 50
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 135
FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 119
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 101
NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 65 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 31
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

67 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 116
CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

73 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 90
MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

75 94
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

77 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 78 166
TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 55
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 115
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

81 44
ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 140
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 88
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 84 168
KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 173
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 120
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 52
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 67
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 112
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 88
ONDANSETRON ODT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

93 259
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 60
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 95 84
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 Nov. 6, 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.