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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,351Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$831K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

22% of this provider’s 731 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 731 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$677K

2014

$657K

2015

$831K

2016

Number of Claims

8,598

2014

8,265

2015

10,351

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 527

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

3 13
LISINOPRIL 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
OMEPRAZOLE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

9 9
CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

11 28
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

12 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

13 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

14 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

14 16
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

16 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
FUROSEMIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

19 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 124
CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 82
SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 56
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 168
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 21
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 68
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 172
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 24
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 199
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 93
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

45 94
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 36
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 July 27, 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.