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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,562Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$873K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

1,350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 1,350 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,350 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

19% 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$923K

2014

$863K

2015

$873K

2016

Number of Claims

19,308

2014

18,083

2015

18,562

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 2,187

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,904

prescriptions.

408

patients, 30% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,483

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,320

prescriptions.

262

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,090

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

201

patients, 15% of all patients

3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,074

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,006

prescriptions.

199

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,038

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

881

prescriptions.

193

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 955

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

163

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL 864

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

175

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 834

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

160

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
FUROSEMIDE 747

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

171

patients, 13% of all patients

9 7
CLOPIDOGREL 676

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

133

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
SIMVASTATIN 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

14 67
CRESTOR 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

16 8
RAMIPRIL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

17 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

18 25
ZETIA 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

19 30
XARELTO 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

20 17
NITROSTAT 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

134

patients, 10% of all patients

21 35
ELIQUIS 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

22 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

23 74
RANEXA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

24 23
AMIODARONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

25 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

26 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

27 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

28 16
DIGOXIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

29 22
NIACIN ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

30 76
FENOFIBRATE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

31 108
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
LABETALOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

33 60
CARTIA XT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 46
CILOSTAZOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

35 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

36 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

37 32
CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

38 33
FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

39 68
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

40 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

41 62
BRILINTA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

42 55
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

43 95
OMEPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

44 47
BYSTOLIC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

45 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

47 101
TORSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

48 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 49 59
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.