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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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15,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

867 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 867 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$103 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$948K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.57M

2016

Number of Claims

11,582

2014

13,013

2015

15,340

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,528

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

389

patients, 45% of all patients

O 1 1
IBUPROFEN 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

2 90
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
CLONAZEPAM 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

166

patients, 19% of all patients

4 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

6 16
GABAPENTIN 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
LISINOPRIL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
LIDOCAINE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

11 186
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

12 28
AZITHROMYCIN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

182

patients, 21% of all patients

A 13 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
TRAMADOL HCL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 11
FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

16 7
PREDNISONE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

17 25
OMEPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
GEMFIBROZIL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

19 248
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

20 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

21 2
FLUCONAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

22 194
SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

23 35
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

24 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
PROAIR HFA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

26 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 62
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

A 28 47
LINZESS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

29 143
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

30 98
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 262
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

32 14
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A 33 76
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 127
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

35 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 12
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 244
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 61
GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 77
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 151
ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 54
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

43 13
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

45 80
METRONIDAZOLE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 46 192
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 74
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 3% of all patients

51 160
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 116
BYSTOLIC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 118
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 245
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

55 48
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

57 32
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 232
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 March 27, 2013.
  • 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.