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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,946Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$532K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

48% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$485K

2014

$558K

2015

$532K

2016

Number of Claims

9,405

2014

10,981

2015

10,946

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 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

6 20
ALPRAZOLAM 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

7 16
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

8 86
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

11 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 15
METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
OMEPRAZOLE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

14 8
AZITHROMYCIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

115

patients, 22% of all patients

A 15 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

17 63
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

19 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

23 13
SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

24 6
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 10
DIAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 102
GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 79
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 32
SYNTHROID 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 84
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 31 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

33 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 29
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 36
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 35
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

A 37 111
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 96
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

41 103
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 73
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 57
IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

45 48
METHOCARBAMOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 194
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 31
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 101
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 97
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 93
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 51 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 52 58
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.