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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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12,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

56% of this provider’s 671 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 671 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$133 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.55M

2015

$1.7M

2016

Number of Claims

10,858

2014

11,914

2015

12,803

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 534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

196

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

151

patients, 23% of all patients

2 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
METFORMIN HCL 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

4 15
TRAMADOL HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
AZITHROMYCIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

181

patients, 27% of all patients

A 7 60
GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

9 7
OMEPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

10 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

11 23
ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

12 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
MELOXICAM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

14 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 1
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

16 153
CRESTOR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

17 38
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

18 80
IBUPROFEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

19 90
CILOSTAZOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 208
SIMVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

21 10
JANUMET 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

22 268
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
BACLOFEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

24 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

25 42
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 127
VOLTAREN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

27 164
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

28 40
NAPROXEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

29 109
MUPIROCIN* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

30 183
CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

31 8
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

A 31 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

33 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

34 14
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

O 35 27
MECLIZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

36 201
JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

37 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

38 62
LISINOPRIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

39 6
LEVOFLOXACIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

A 40 78
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

41 83
TRADJENTA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

42 144
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

42 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 50
VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

45 68
ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

45 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

47 125
GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

48 77
BENICAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 223
NEXIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

50 116
CEFDINIR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

A 51 197
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

52 138
REPAGLINIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 460
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 292
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 26
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

56 278
INVOKANA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

56 250
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 74
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 44
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 Dec. 29, 2010.
  • 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.