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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

$2.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 114 providers in this state and specialty

1,016 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

6% of this provider’s 759 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

54% of this provider’s 1,016 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 1,016 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $230 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$2.29M

2014

$2.88M

2015

$2.67M

2016

Number of Claims

25,347

2014

25,144

2015

24,687

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 881

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
TRAMADOL HCL 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

194

patients, 19% of all patients

O 4 27
CARVEDILOL 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

6 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

7 17
PREDNISONE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

269

patients, 26% of all patients

8 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
METFORMIN HCL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

10 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

11 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
RENVELA 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

13 3
ALPRAZOLAM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

14 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
LORAZEPAM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

17 56
CALCIUM ACETATE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
CLOPIDOGREL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

19 36
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 50
GLIPIZIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

21 41
MEMANTINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

22 79
CLONIDINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

23 14
SIMVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

25 46
CEPHALEXIN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

190

patients, 19% of all patients

A 26 86
GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
MELOXICAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

29 95
PROSOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 30 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

31 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

32 49
NAMENDA XR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

33 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

34 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
LACTULOSE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

36 78
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 127
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

38 67
ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

40 28
LYRICA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 54
LABETALOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 40
AZITHROMYCIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

48 44
NEXIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

49 93
FAMOTIDINE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

50 57
LEVETIRACETAM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 99
VOLTAREN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

52 134
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

56 109
RISPERIDONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 110
CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 81
MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 91
LANTUS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 76
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 183
TEMAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

63 75
SENSIPAR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 5
PROMETHAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

65 116
OLANZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 125
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

67 105
JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 61
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

A 69 118
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 69 92
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

72 190
HUMULIN R 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 148
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 29
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 48
MUPIROCIN* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

76 168
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 70
LEVEMIR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 113
ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 80 89
BUMETANIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 42
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 82 202
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 130
NAPROXEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

85 205
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

86 158
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 156
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 96
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 35
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 90 217
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

92 72
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 169
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 93 160
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 144
ROZEREM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 96 222
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

96 165
PHENYTOIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 98 224
LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 98 224
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

98 146
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

98 224
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

102 68
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 103 182
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

104 233
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 104 101
ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

104 123
VESICARE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 107 137
MINOXIDIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 43
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 126
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 110 149
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 83
CLOTRIMAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

111 171
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

111 155
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 Sept. 12, 2014.
  • 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.