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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,885Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 238 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$569K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 156 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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 632 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 *

25% 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

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$490K

2014

$466K

2015

$569K

2016

Number of Claims

6,831

2014

6,395

2015

5,885

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 448

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

134

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 362

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 316

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
CARVEDILOL 278

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
CLOPIDOGREL 277

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
ELIQUIS 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

6 13
SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
SOTALOL 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

9 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
XARELTO 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
FUROSEMIDE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

15 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
CRESTOR 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
JANTOVEN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

18 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

19 14
PRADAXA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

20 39
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

21 21
SILDENAFIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 22 140
BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

23 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

24 16
ENTRESTO 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

25 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 July 21, 2010.
  • 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.