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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,739Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 141 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$562K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 164 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
3% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 616 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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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 *

23% 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

$73 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

$468K

2014

$457K

2015

$562K

2016

Number of Claims

7,046

2014

7,417

2015

7,739

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 624

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

152

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 516

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 473

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 420

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 398

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 387

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

9 2
VALSARTAN 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

10 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

12 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

14 9
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

15 37
XARELTO 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

16 17
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 16
CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 12
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 36
MULTAQ 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 56
ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 13
PRADAXA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 39
AMIODARONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 28
NITROSTAT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

29 35
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 41
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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 Sept. 12, 2011.
  • 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.