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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,085Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$713K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

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 524 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

7% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

20% 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$712K

2014

$688K

2015

$713K

2016

Number of Claims

13,073

2014

12,658

2015

12,085

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
CLOPIDOGREL 821

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

163

patients, 30% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

109

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

3 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

8 1
SIMVASTATIN 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

10 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 29
CLONIDINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

13 33
ZETIA 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

15 9
ATENOLOL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

16 21
ELIQUIS 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
DIGOXIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 14
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 52
CARTIA XT 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 46
AMIODARONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
RAMIPRIL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 90
NIFEDIPINE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 40
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 68
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
RANEXA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 23
XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 17
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
VERAPAMIL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 91
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 72
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 61
GEMFIBROZIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 96
NITROSTAT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

41 35
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 45
TORSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 43
SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 133
DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 19
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 89
OMEPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 47
METFORMIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 44
NIFEDICAL XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 70
DILTIAZEM HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 83
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 52 126
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 Sept. 12, 2011.
  • 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.