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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,593Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

914 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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 824 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 *

17% 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$925K

2014

$786K

2015

$766K

2016

Number of Claims

17,637

2014

16,417

2015

14,593

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 1,164

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,095

prescriptions.

245

patients, 27% of all patients

1 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 988

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

934

prescriptions.

209

patients, 23% of all patients

2 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 795

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 758

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 747

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 690

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
CARVEDILOL 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
LISINOPRIL 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
FUROSEMIDE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
SIMVASTATIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

14 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
RAMIPRIL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

16 27
CHLORTHALIDONE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

17 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
RANEXA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

19 23
CRESTOR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
LOVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 71
CILOSTAZOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

22 49
XARELTO 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

23 17
FENOFIBRATE* 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

24 68
VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

25 24
BYSTOLIC 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

26 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
BENAZEPRIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

29 74
SOTALOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 34
ELIQUIS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 13
TORSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

32 43
PRADAXA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 39
ZETIA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

34 30
NITROSTAT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

34 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 41
ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 21
FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 65
DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

39 22
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

40 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 28
GEMFIBROZIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 96
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

43 84
IRBESARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 58
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
DILTIAZEM HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 83
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

46 18
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 86
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

49 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 50 101
LIVALO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 50 123
ENTRESTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 87
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. 26, 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.