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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,850Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 241 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$508K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 196 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
5% 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 659 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

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

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

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$401K

2014

$444K

2015

$508K

2016

Number of Claims

5,693

2014

5,673

2015

5,850

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 509

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 481

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

4 37
SIMVASTATIN 306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

5 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

6 41
LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
ATENOLOL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

8 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

9 28
FUROSEMIDE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
XARELTO 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

11 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
CARVEDILOL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

13 2
ELIQUIS 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

14 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

17 8
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 4
BYSTOLIC 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

19 31
PRADAXA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

21 74
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 99
BENICAR HCT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

24 97
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

25 24
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 48
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 22
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 May 17, 2013.
  • 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.