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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 138 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

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

14% 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 862 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

2% of this provider’s 932 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 932 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

33% 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

$148 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$892K

2014

$976K

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

8,006

2014

7,758

2015

7,796

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 448

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

2 5
ELIQUIS 389

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

3 13
BYSTOLIC 375

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

4 31
AMIODARONE HCL 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

5 18
LABETALOL HCL 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

6 60
CLOPIDOGREL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
XARELTO 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

9 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

10 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

11 28
FUROSEMIDE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

13 10
LISINOPRIL 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

14 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
CARVEDILOL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

17 2
NIFEDIPINE ER 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

18 40
PRADAXA 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

19 39
RANEXA 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

21 25
DIGOX 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

22 53
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

22 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

24 19
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

26 14
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

27 95
TRIBENZOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 156
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

29 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 12
BENICAR HCT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 97
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 16
BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 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 2, 2016.
  • 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.