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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$834K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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 767 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

5% of this provider’s 815 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 *

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

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$687K

2014

$748K

2015

$834K

2016

Number of Claims

8,861

2014

9,469

2015

9,615

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 686

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

2 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
ELIQUIS 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

5 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

11 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

14 67
SOTALOL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

15 34
SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
TORSEMIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

18 43
RAMIPRIL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 40
VALSARTAN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
CRESTOR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
NITROSTAT 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

23 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
MULTAQ 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 56
XARELTO 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 17
AMIODARONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
ENTRESTO 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 87
CHLORTHALIDONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 28
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 36
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

33 38
BENICAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

34 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 62
COUMADIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 35 118
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 128
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

38 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 25
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

39 91
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 June 5, 2014.
  • 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.