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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$697K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

1,211 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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 1,211 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,211 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

17% 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

$55 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

$523K

2014

$569K

2015

$697K

2016

Number of Claims

10,852

2014

11,304

2015

12,692

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 859

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

196

patients, 16% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 802

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

203

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 772

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

203

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
CARVEDILOL 734

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

170

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 622

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

165

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 605

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 598

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

151

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
SIMVASTATIN 473

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
FUROSEMIDE 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
XARELTO 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

11 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

12 9
CLOPIDOGREL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

13 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

15 12
SOTALOL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

16 34
CARTIA XT 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

17 46
ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

18 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
CLONIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

20 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

21 29
CRESTOR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

22 20
RAMIPRIL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

23 27
ELIQUIS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

24 13
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

25 50
OMEPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

26 47
NIFEDIPINE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

28 28
DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

29 22
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

29 38
PROPAFENONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

31 75
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

32 36
VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

32 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

34 32
PRADAXA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

35 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

36 41
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

37 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

38 62
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

39 98
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 40 19
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

41 35
METFORMIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

42 44
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 18
DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

44 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 44 25
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 30
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 4, 2016.
  • 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.