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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,723Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

964 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

19% of this provider’s 893 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 964 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 964 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$2.03M

2014

$2.14M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

34,432

2014

37,213

2015

30,723

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,246

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,156

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,105

prescriptions.

195

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,108

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,035

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,098

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

934

prescriptions.

161

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 840

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

172

patients, 18% of all patients

6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 25
GABAPENTIN 630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
MIRTAZAPINE 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
OMEPRAZOLE 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
SERTRALINE HCL 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
CLOPIDOGREL 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
CARVEDILOL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

15 22
TRAZODONE HCL 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

16 17
MEMANTINE HCL 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

18 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

21 31
FAMOTIDINE* 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

22 49
LEVETIRACETAM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

23 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
DULOXETINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

27 16
NAMENDA XR 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

28 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
SIMVASTATIN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

30 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
XARELTO 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

32 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

33 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

34 66
RISPERIDONE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 35
LACTULOSE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

38 77
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

39 50
NUEDEXTA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
NYSTATIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

41 87
BACLOFEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

42 59
LATANOPROST 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

43 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

44 58
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

O 45 20
DIGOXIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 70
LEVEMIR 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 74
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

O 47 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

47 57
CLONIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

50 62
FINASTERIDE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

50 60
LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

52 46
ELIQUIS 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 72
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

53 55
RIVASTIGMINE* 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

55 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

56 36
AMIODARONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

57 101
SUCRALFATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 153
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 97
ONDANSETRON HCL* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

60 108
RENVELA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 117
OLANZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 61
VOLTAREN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

63 122
NOVOLOG 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

64 90
VESICARE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 82
HUMALOG 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 92
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 85
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 67 47
MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 41
VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 63
SANTYL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

73 151
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 37
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 77 84
RIVASTIGMINE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 77 143
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 79 118
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

80 149
TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 80 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 73
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 56
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

84 43
CEFTRIAXONE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 85 156
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 83
ARIPIPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 81
SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 115
DIGOX 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

90 179
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 88
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

92 247
LIDOCAINE HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

93 176
NIFEDIPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 105
BUSPIRONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 97 69
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 190
KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

97 160
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 99
LABETALOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 101 223
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 102 67
MUPIROCIN* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

102 158
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 104 136
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

104 134
SENSIPAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 106 183
LITHIUM CARBONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 106 172
MIDODRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 106 250
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 131
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

110 107
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

110 146
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 110 205
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 June 20, 2017.
  • 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.