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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$554K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 168 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

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

18% 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

6% of this provider’s 898 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 898 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

16% 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

$58 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

$539K

2014

$508K

2015

$554K

2016

Number of Claims

10,031

2014

9,554

2015

9,599

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 779

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

183

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
CARVEDILOL 600

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 506

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 502

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

4 12
SIMVASTATIN 440

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

5 11
LISINOPRIL 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
RAMIPRIL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

10 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

11 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
SOTALOL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

14 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
CILOSTAZOL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

18 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

19 41
VALSARTAN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

20 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

21 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

22 25
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

23 38
BYSTOLIC 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 31
NITROSTAT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

25 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 19
CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

28 32
AMIODARONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 37
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

32 17
RANEXA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 23
PRADAXA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 39
NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 40
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 21
VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 37 91
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

38 65
NIACIN ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 76
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 March 8, 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.