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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,080Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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 642 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

4% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

29% 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

$181 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$1.52M

2014

$1.48M

2015

$1.65M

2016

Number of Claims

9,806

2014

10,343

2015

9,080

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
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 553

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

149

patients, 21% of all patients

1 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 496

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

162

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 484

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

165

patients, 23% of all patients

3 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 409

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

4 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

5 16
ENTRESTO 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6 87
RANEXA 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

7 23
CRESTOR 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

8 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

11 3
BYSTOLIC 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

12 31
SOTALOL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

13 34
CARVEDILOL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

14 2
CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

15 4
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
LABETALOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

17 60
ELIQUIS 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
ZETIA 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 30
AMIODARONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 45
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

22 36
LISINOPRIL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

23 6
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 72
DILTIAZEM HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 83
FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 98
GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 52
SIMVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 11
PROPAFENONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 75
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 8
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
IRBESARTAN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 58
BENICAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 22
TELMISARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 137
NITROSTAT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

42 35
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 31, 2012.
  • 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.