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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$4.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

1,409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,167 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

48% of this provider’s 1,409 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$177 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$4.49M

2014

$4.58M

2015

$4.83M

2016

Number of Claims

27,196

2014

27,938

2015

27,326

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,248

prescriptions.

446

patients, 32% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 931

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

338

patients, 24% of all patients

2 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 795

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

285

patients, 20% of all patients

3 13
GABAPENTIN 788

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

372

patients, 26% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 776

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

279

patients, 20% of all patients

5 9
CARVEDILOL 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

272

patients, 19% of all patients

6 17
LISINOPRIL 638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

237

patients, 17% of all patients

7 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

267

patients, 19% of all patients

8 16
MELOXICAM 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

279

patients, 20% of all patients

9 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

200

patients, 14% of all patients

10 2
METFORMIN HCL 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

206

patients, 15% of all patients

11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

189

patients, 13% of all patients

12 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

153

patients, 11% of all patients

13 26
BACLOFEN 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

242

patients, 17% of all patients

14 49
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

212

patients, 15% of all patients

15 95
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

185

patients, 13% of all patients

16 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

160

patients, 11% of all patients

17 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

151

patients, 11% of all patients

18 14
DULOXETINE HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

19 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

20 65
CLOPIDOGREL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

113

patients, 8% of all patients

21 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

22 12
RALOXIFENE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

113

patients, 8% of all patients

23 227
PREDNISONE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

208

patients, 15% of all patients

24 25
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

25 261
PROAIR HFA 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

169

patients, 12% of all patients

26 87
AZITHROMYCIN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

203

patients, 14% of all patients

A 27 60
CRESTOR 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

28 38
TORSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

29 176
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

30 127
GLIMEPIRIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

30 56
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

32 80
TRAZODONE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

33 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

131

patients, 9% of all patients

34 138
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

35 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

132

patients, 9% of all patients

36 29
LYRICA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

37 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

160

patients, 11% of all patients

A 38 47
ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

39 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

40 99
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

41 132
FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

42 7
CELECOXIB 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

43 111
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

44 207
VOLTAREN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

45 164
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

46 181
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

46 18
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

48 140
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

49 153
MIRTAZAPINE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

50 84
BENICAR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

50 223
HYDRALAZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

50 61
LANSOPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

53 276
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

130

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 76
CEFUROXIME 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

127

patients, 9% of all patients

A 55 265
DONEPEZIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

56 19
IBUPROFEN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

57 90
LINZESS 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

58 143
FAMOTIDINE* 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

59 121
BUSPIRONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

60 224
LEVOFLOXACIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 78
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

62 245
MECLIZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

63 201
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

64 373
BYSTOLIC 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

65 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

65 105
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

67 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

68 62
CILOSTAZOL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

69 208
FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

69 30
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 227
VICTOZA 3-PAK 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

72 263
BENICAR HCT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

72 434
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

74 74
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

75 89
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

76 83
SUCRALFATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

77 166
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

78 94
ETODOLAC 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

79 247
NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

79 37
PROLIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

81 453
SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

82 96
CLOTRIMAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

82 455
NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

84 116
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

84 159
JANUMET 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

86 268
TRADJENTA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

86 144
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

88 35
ONDANSETRON HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

88 237
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

90 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

90 134
BREO ELLIPTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

92 180
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

93 86
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 33
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

94 170
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

94 55
MYRBETRIQ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

97 106
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

97 205
INVOKANA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

99 250
INVOKAMET 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

100 402
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

101 75
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

A 102 103
MOMETASONE FUROATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

103 312
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

104 154
NIFEDICAL XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

105 289
NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

106 109
DUTASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

107 275
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

108 173
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

109 244
BYDUREON PEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

109 355
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

109 70
FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

109 194
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

109 68
VYTORIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

114 401
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

115 183
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 Aug. 1, 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.