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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 231 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$479K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 229 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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 532 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

2% of this provider’s 558 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

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$79 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

$354K

2014

$428K

2015

$479K

2016

Number of Claims

4,772

2014

5,424

2015

6,028

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 476

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

136

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
CARVEDILOL 327

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 321

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 287

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

6 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
TORSEMIDE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

11 43
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

12 50
CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

13 4
ELIQUIS 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

17 24
PRADAXA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

18 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

20 17
CHLORTHALIDONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 57
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 12
TELMISARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 137
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

25 22
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 33
BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

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 Dec. 8, 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.