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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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8,800Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$718K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

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

27% 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

1% of this provider’s 918 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 *

20% 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

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$590K

2014

$539K

2015

$718K

2016

Number of Claims

8,881

2014

8,639

2015

8,800

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
CARVEDILOL 887

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

176

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
CLOPIDOGREL 694

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 585

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 555

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

7 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

10 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
ELIQUIS 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
AMIODARONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

13 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

14 14
DIGOXIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

15 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

17 16
RANEXA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

18 23
RAMIPRIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 27
XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

19 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

21 19
NIFEDIPINE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

22 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 28
CRESTOR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

24 20
CILOSTAZOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

25 49
SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

26 11
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 21
NITROSTAT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

28 35
EFFIENT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

29 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

30 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

31 15
DIGOX 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

32 53
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 Oct. 17, 2007.
  • 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.