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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,627Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$884K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

12% of this provider’s 390 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

47% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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

$961K

2014

$873K

2015

$884K

2016

Number of Claims

18,381

2014

18,260

2015

18,627

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 1,123

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,064

prescriptions.

102

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,020

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

109

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 747

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

110

patients, 27% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
MIRTAZAPINE 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

6 15
SERTRALINE HCL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
TRAMADOL HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

O 8 14
LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

10 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

11 19
GABAPENTIN 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

13 10
NAMENDA XR 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

14 24
DULOXETINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

14 29
SIMVASTATIN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
CARVEDILOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

17 22
CLOPIDOGREL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 45
RANITIDINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

21 37
LORAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

22 30
METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

22 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

24 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 27
MEMANTINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
TRAZODONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

27 17
LYRICA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

<11 28 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

29 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

30 57
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

31 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 16
MYRBETRIQ 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 100
FENTANYL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 115
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

P 35 25
LEVETIRACETAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
LEVEMIR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

38 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 35
MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

41 54
OMEPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

43 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 44 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 20
FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

A 47 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 48 31
LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 46
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 33
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 55
XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 52 51
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 53 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

A 54 69
LATANOPROST 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 55 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 124
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 55 41
VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 58 94
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 58
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 60 70
JANTOVEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 61 139
CEFUROXIME 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 132
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 62 43
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 64 72
TAMIFLU 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

65 304
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 65 47
TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 65 130
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 97
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 118
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

68 42
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 71 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 71 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 71 63
GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 74 167
DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 75 179
ARIPIPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 77 85
EXELON 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 78 127
OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 61
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

80 90
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

81 62
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 81 86
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 May 5, 2009.
  • 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.