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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,460Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$288K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 230 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

198 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

15 of this provider’s 32 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$372K

2014

$427K

2015

$288K

2016

Number of Claims

3,613

2014

4,515

2015

4,460

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 448

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

62

patients, 31% of all patients

P 1 53
CLONAZEPAM 366

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

69

patients, 35% of all patients

2 41
TRAZODONE HCL 226

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

39

patients, 20% of all patients

3 48
ARIPIPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 14% of all patients

P 4 167
SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

5 35
LITHIUM CARBONATE 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 10% of all patients

6 304
RISPERIDONE 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 149
TOPIRAMATE 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

8 66
DIAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

8 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 8% of all patients

10 130
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 8% of all patients

11 51
LAMOTRIGINE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 7% of all patients

12 88
OXCARBAZEPINE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 6% of all patients

12 211
CARBAMAZEPINE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 14 200
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

15 173
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 16 3
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 7% of all patients

17 36
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 18 316
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 19 50
OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 20 162
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 7% of all patients

20 40
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 20 84
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 23 58
LISINOPRIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 24 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 25 21
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 Feb. 8, 2011.
  • 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.