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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pediatrics

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,027Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$310K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

212 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

39% of this provider’s 212 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 212 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$304K

2014

$334K

2015

$310K

2016

Number of Claims

5,057

2014

5,238

2015

6,027

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

2 6
GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

3 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

4 19
SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

6 18
LISINOPRIL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

7 3
LAMOTRIGINE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 8 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 9 72
FUROSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

10 9
CARBAMAZEPINE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 11 45
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 12 42
LEVETIRACETAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 13 24
RISPERIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 14 75
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 15 49
CLONIDINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

16 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 7% of all patients

16 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 19 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 19 47
TRAMADOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 15
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 22 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 23 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 23 2
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 23 89
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 13
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 96
METFORMIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

28 7
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 29 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 8% of all patients

30 17
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

30 50
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 32 25
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 Sept. 11, 2015.
  • 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.