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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1628 providers in this state and specialty

$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1628 providers in this state and specialty

357 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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.

38 of this provider’s 93 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$133 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $110 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$684K

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.89M

2016

Number of Claims

5,324

2014

11,488

2015

14,179

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
LISINOPRIL 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

80

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

2 25
INVEGA SUSTENNA 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

P 3 143
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

P 5 36
CLONAZEPAM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

7 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

8 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
GABAPENTIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6
OXCARBAZEPINE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

11 115
OLANZAPINE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

P 12 63
PROAIR HFA 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

13 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

14 4
METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

16 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

17 30
IBUPROFEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

18 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
RISPERIDONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P 22 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

22 103
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

O 24 29
FUROSEMIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

25 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

26 42
LORAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

27 51
PRAZOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

28 205
FAMOTIDINE* 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 86
CLONIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 76
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

30 276
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

32 251
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

33 40
OMEPRAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

33 8
ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

35 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

37 32
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
KETOCONAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 6% of all patients

39 170
FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

39 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

41 18
LEVETIRACETAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 79
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 54
CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

43 22
OXTELLAR XR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

10 45 295
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

45 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

45 31
ARIPIPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 48 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

49 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 52 201
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 145
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

54 121
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

56 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 41
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 9
STRATTERA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

59 335
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

60 88
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 60 102
LATUDA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 62 193
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 63 166
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 64 77
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 64 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 124
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

66 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 66 21
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 69 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 69 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

71 129
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 72 128
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 24, 2015.
  • 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.