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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,601Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 212 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

0% of this provider’s 468 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

7% of this provider’s 507 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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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

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$454K

2014

$452K

2015

$493K

2016

Number of Claims

13,389

2014

12,529

2015

12,601

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 897

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

161

patients, 32% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 853

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

167

patients, 33% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 804

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

146

patients, 29% of all patients

3 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 601

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

4 10
FUROSEMIDE 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

116

patients, 23% of all patients

5 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

6 12
LISINOPRIL 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

7 6
CARVEDILOL 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

9 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

11 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

12 3
RANEXA 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

13 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

14 32
BUMETANIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 73
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16 170
ATENOLOL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
METOLAZONE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

19 79
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 29
SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

21 11
CRESTOR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

22 20
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 69
TORSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

24 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

25 19
CLONIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

26 33
DIGOXIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 9
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 45
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

30 36
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 89
NITROSTAT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

32 35
NIFEDIPINE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
LABETALOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 15
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 65
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 30
AMIODARONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 18
DILTIAZEM HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 25
METFORMIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 44
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 96
SOTALOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 34
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 46 161
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 86
CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 48 46
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 48 27
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 Nov. 16, 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.