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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,810Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

8% of this provider’s 212 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

27% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$354 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.74M

2015

$1.7M

2016

Number of Claims

5,241

2014

5,157

2015

4,810

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

O 1 1
GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

2 5
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

3 43
LEVETIRACETAM 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

4 34
ALPRAZOLAM 181

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

5 22
TOPIRAMATE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

6 66
DIAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

7 113
OXYCODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 8 92
LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

9 44
LAMOTRIGINE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

10 88
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 11 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

12 129
NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

13 37
TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 14 11
TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

15 32
CARISOPRODOL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

16 175
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

17 24
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 18 460
DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 19
COPAXONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 20 216
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

21 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

22 136
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 326
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

23 41
PHENOBARBITAL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 25 333
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 26 50
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. 13, 2010.
  • 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.