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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,808Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

834 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

3% of this provider’s 687 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

54% of this provider’s 834 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 834 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

20,368

2014

20,761

2015

24,808

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,132

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,013

prescriptions.

230

patients, 28% of all patients

1 29
TRAMADOL HCL 916

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

231

patients, 28% of all patients

O 2 61
LISINOPRIL 860

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

225

patients, 27% of all patients

3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 791

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

203

patients, 24% of all patients

4 8
METFORMIN HCL 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

189

patients, 23% of all patients

5 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

177

patients, 21% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

7 1
FUROSEMIDE 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

8 7
GABAPENTIN 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

9 52
CLOPIDOGREL 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

10 4
SIMVASTATIN 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

11 11
MELOXICAM 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

176

patients, 21% of all patients

12 81
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

O 13 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

14 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

15 14
CARVEDILOL 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

16 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

17 32
ALPRAZOLAM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

18 48
OMEPRAZOLE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

19 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

20 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

21 9
GLIPIZIDE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

22 100
PREDNISONE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

23 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

24 110
CITALOPRAM HBR 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

25 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

26 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

164

patients, 20% of all patients

A 27 136
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

28 157
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

29 88
AZITHROMYCIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

A 30 117
SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 99
JANUVIA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 114
CLONIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

33 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

34 28
AMIODARONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

35 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

36 41
FAMOTIDINE* 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

37 98
ELIQUIS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 13
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

A 39 163
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

40 12
METRONIDAZOLE* 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

A 41 208
LYRICA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

42 171
VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 24
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 212
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 112
WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 10
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 21
CEPHALEXIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 127
NEXIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 121
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 25
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 119
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 77
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

53 72
MUPIROCIN* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

55 222
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

55 222
PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

57 181
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 124
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

59 189
GEMFIBROZIL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 96
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 116
MEMANTINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 155
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 126
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 64 228
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 151
BYSTOLIC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 31
FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 149
NAMENDA XR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 68 184
SUCRALFATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 153
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 132
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 178
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 74 235
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

74 235
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

76 200
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 209
BUMETANIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 73
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 241
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 94
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 82 242
NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 247
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 38
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 85 251
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 89
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 256
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 51
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

90 261
NOVOLIN R 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 261
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 148
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 264
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

93 211
HUMULIN R 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 271
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 101
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 May 22, 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.