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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,249Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 213 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 213 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

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 *

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$79 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

$387K

2014

$443K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

6,305

2014

6,060

2015

6,249

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 511

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

2 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 419

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

3 12
ELIQUIS 397

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

4 13
LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
CARVEDILOL 366

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 365

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 312

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

8 1
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

9 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

10 10
CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 4
XARELTO 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

12 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

13 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

14 8
SOTALOL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

15 34
NITROSTAT 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

16 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 14
SIMVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

18 11
PRADAXA 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

19 39
DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 22
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
AMIODARONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
DIGOX 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 16
CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

26 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 25
COUMADIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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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 April 9, 2008.
  • 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.