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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,664Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 254 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
5% 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 435 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$146 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$676K

2014

$671K

2015

$826K

2016

Number of Claims

5,207

2014

5,408

2015

5,664

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 598

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

133

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 418

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

91

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
ZETIA 265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

3 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
XARELTO 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

5 17
CRESTOR 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

6 20
ELIQUIS 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

7 13
FUROSEMIDE 199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
BYSTOLIC 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

12 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 16
CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 2
VALSARTAN 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 4
LISINOPRIL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

17 6
RAMIPRIL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
AMIODARONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
MULTAQ 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 8
PRADAXA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 39
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

24 36
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 65
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 26 38
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 15
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 Jan. 28, 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.