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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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10,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

1,032 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,032 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,032 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$103 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$928K

2014

$960K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

11,627

2014

10,578

2015

10,483

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
CLOPIDOGREL 731

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

1 8
FUROSEMIDE 630

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

2 7
XARELTO 622

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

3 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

4 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 568

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

6 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
LISINOPRIL 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
SOTALOL 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

11 163
CARVEDILOL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

12 17
ELIQUIS 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

13 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

16 28
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

17 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

18 3
CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

19 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

20 21
VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

21 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

22 74
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

23 132
BENICAR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

24 223
PRADAXA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

25 230
MULTAQ 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

26 322
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 170
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 65
DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 79
AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 69
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

34 83
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

35 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

36 61
PROPAFENONE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 37 483
ENTRESTO 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 291
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

39 98
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 2, 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.