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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 126 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$854K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% 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

0% of this provider’s 756 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

1% of this provider’s 775 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

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

Prescription Price

$105 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$612K

2014

$662K

2015

$854K

2016

Number of Claims

7,052

2014

7,176

2015

8,168

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 618

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

165

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL 431

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 407

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
CARVEDILOL 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
ZETIA 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

6 30
LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
FUROSEMIDE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
CRESTOR 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
VALSARTAN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
RAMIPRIL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

17 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
IRBESARTAN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

19 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 16
XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

21 17
ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

22 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 12
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
RANEXA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

25 23
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

26 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 28
VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 91
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 37
NITROSTAT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

29 35
TOPROL XL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 106
PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 39
EFFIENT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

33 54
NIACIN ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 76
BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 63
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 June 13, 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.