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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

967 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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 847 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 *

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

$96 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

$795K

2014

$849K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

10,455

2014

10,413

2015

11,087

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 1,070

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

216

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL 966

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

205

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 727

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

191

patients, 20% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 651

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 639

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
XARELTO 616

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

6 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 554

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 530

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
BYSTOLIC 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

9 31
ELIQUIS 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
RANEXA 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

11 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

12 8
AMIODARONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
CLOPIDOGREL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

14 4
CRESTOR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
VALSARTAN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

16 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
SIMVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

20 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
SOTALOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

22 34
CARTIA XT 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

23 46
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

23 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

26 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

27 16
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 38
PRADAXA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

29 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

30 41
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
CHLORTHALIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 57
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 33 68
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

34 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 10
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

36 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 32
OMEPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

38 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 66
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 July 8, 2017.
  • 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.