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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

1,047 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

14% of this provider’s 980 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 1,047 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 1,047 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$907K

2014

$1.52M

2015

$2.03M

2016

Number of Claims

19,127

2014

37,645

2015

43,316

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 1,926

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,847

prescriptions.

267

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,619

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,550

prescriptions.

272

patients, 26% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,439

prescriptions.

195

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
SERTRALINE HCL 1,239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,168

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

4 11
LISINOPRIL 1,124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,071

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
MIRTAZAPINE 995

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

6 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 897

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 895

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 847

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

222

patients, 21% of all patients

O 9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 842

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 822

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

11 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 814

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

12 8
LORAZEPAM 691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

190

patients, 18% of all patients

13 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 584

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 574

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

15 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 568

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
DULOXETINE HCL 565

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

17 29
TRAZODONE HCL 544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

19 23
LEVETIRACETAM 490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

20 38
SIMVASTATIN 485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
CLOPIDOGREL 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

195

patients, 19% of all patients

23 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
NAMENDA XR 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
CARVEDILOL 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

26 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
METFORMIN HCL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

29 13
OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

30 12
PREDNISONE 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

31 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

32 34
ALPRAZOLAM 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

33 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
JANTOVEN 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

35 139
LYRICA 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

36 44
MEMANTINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
XARELTO 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

38 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

39 32
LANTUS 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

40 46
CLONAZEPAM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

41 53
RISPERIDONE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 48
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

43 42
BACLOFEN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

44 59
NYSTATIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

45 87
ELIQUIS 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

46 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 31
OLANZAPINE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 48 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

A 49 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

50 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 73
LATANOPROST 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

52 64
ALLOPURINOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

56 85
LACTULOSE 200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

57 77
ATENOLOL 199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 56
MYRBETRIQ 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 100
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 83
TEMAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

61 86
FINASTERIDE 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

O 63 20
LEVEMIR 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

64 74
BUSPIRONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

67 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 41
LAMOTRIGINE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 133
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A 70 114
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

71 149
CLONIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

71 62
NUEDEXTA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 39
TRADJENTA 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 74 76
ARIPIPRAZOLE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 75 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 84
PAROXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 102
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 118
DIGOXIN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

A 79 67
RAPAFLO 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 81 258
FAMOTIDINE* 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

82 49
DILTIAZEM HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 169
JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 47
CEPHALEXIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 110
RENVELA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 117
GLIPIZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

86 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

88 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 35
VOLTAREN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

90 122
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

91 79
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 97
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 93 82
SPIRIVA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

93 115
TORSEMIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

93 130
MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

96 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

96 134
NOVOLIN R 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 112
NOVOLOG 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

98 90
RIVASTIGMINE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 143
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 101 45
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

102 37
FLUCONAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

103 194
AZELASTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

103 216
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 105 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 106 173
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

106 124
AZILECT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 106 274
HUMULIN R 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

109 106
PRIMIDONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 110 144
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

111 107
SANTYL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

112 151
LIDOCAINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

113 146
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 113 247
ACETAZOLAMIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 115 283
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

115 68
TOPIRAMATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 117 159
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 117 89
PATADAY 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

119 185
CEFUROXIME 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A 120 132
BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 138
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 122 88
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 122 71
RIVASTIGMINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

122 78
KETOCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

122 237
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

126 101
VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 127 94
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 127 191
VIMPAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 129 215
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

130 126
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

130 301
BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

132 219
VALPROIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 133 161
APTIOM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 134 308
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 134 308
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

136 131
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 136 312
NIFEDICAL XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 138 206
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

138 195
LIDOCAINE HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

140 176
AMITIZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 141 128
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 Dec. 23, 2016.
  • 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.