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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,593Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

797 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

15% of this provider’s 797 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 797 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.5M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

21,690

2014

21,234

2015

19,593

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 2,105

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,929

prescriptions.

361

patients, 45% of all patients

10 1 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,588

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,401

prescriptions.

276

patients, 35% of all patients

2 8
FUROSEMIDE 1,033

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

937

prescriptions.

198

patients, 25% of all patients

3 7
SIMVASTATIN 761

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

4 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 704

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

5 14
CRESTOR 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

6 20
RANEXA 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

7 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

8 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

9 32
MELOXICAM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

10 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

11 3
CLONIDINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

12 33
CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

13 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

14 5
ATENOLOL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
CAPTOPRIL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

16 172
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

17 1
DIGOXIN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

18 22
METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

19 44
GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 52
LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 6
PENTOXIFYLLINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

22 147
CELECOXIB 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

23 132
AMIODARONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

24 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

26 47
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

27 36
ALPRAZOLAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

29 10
KLOR-CON M20 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 86
BRILINTA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 55
ZETIA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 30
MULTAQ 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 56
RAMIPRIL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 12
TRAMADOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 61
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 100
SUCRALFATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 153
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 72
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 151
FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 65
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 68
LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 171
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 101
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

46 19
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 89
CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 127
JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 114
NEXIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 121
DIGOX 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 53
VASCEPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 183
PROPAFENONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 75
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 55 108
EFFIENT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 77
NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 40
LEVETIRACETAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 59 246
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 60 16
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 116
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 135
NAMENDA XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 63 184
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 63 158
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.