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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$818K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

904 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 726 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

1% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$77 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

$492K

2014

$609K

2015

$818K

2016

Number of Claims

9,323

2014

9,697

2015

10,632

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 746

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
ELIQUIS 714

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

2 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 687

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 577

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

5 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 528

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
RANEXA 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

7 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
FUROSEMIDE 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

10 3
CLOPIDOGREL 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
CHLORTHALIDONE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

13 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

14 9
SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

15 11
RAMIPRIL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

16 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

17 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

18 14
VALSARTAN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

19 24
NITROSTAT 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

20 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 10
AMIODARONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 69
EFFIENT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

24 54
DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

26 41
CILOSTAZOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 16
BUMETANIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

29 73
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 45
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 33
BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 32 31
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

33 20
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 34 105
TRIBENZOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 34 156
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 22, 2013.
  • 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.