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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,166Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

1,100 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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 970 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

3% of this provider’s 1,100 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 1,100 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$599K

2014

$599K

2015

$643K

2016

Number of Claims

11,293

2014

11,877

2015

11,166

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 1,652

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,461

prescriptions.

316

patients, 29% of all patients

1 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,247

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,059

prescriptions.

246

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
CARVEDILOL 647

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 552

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

7 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

8 12
LOVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

9 71
FUROSEMIDE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

11 51
XARELTO 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

12 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

13 1
SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

14 11
RANEXA 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

15 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

16 41
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

17 69
RAMIPRIL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

18 27
ELIQUIS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

20 28
CLONIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

21 33
NITROSTAT 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

22 35
TOPROL XL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

23 106
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

24 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

25 25
SOTALOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

26 34
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

28 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

29 10
EFFIENT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

30 54
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

31 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

32 19
DIGOX 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

33 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

34 74
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 35 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

36 15
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

37 18
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 38 24
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 5, 2012.
  • 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.