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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,237Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1042

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1042

805 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Texas
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 805 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Texas
CLOPIDOGREL 1,802 1,514 328 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,394 1,065 270 2 8
FUROSEMIDE 1,152 892 232 3 7
CRESTOR 830 672 179 4 12
SIMVASTATIN 786 623 147 5 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 663 531 147 6 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 562 465 96 7 26
ATENOLOL 406 359 74 8 17
MELOXICAM 375 300 82 9 78
CLONIDINE HCL 358 302 63 10 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 346 332 63 11 2
CARVEDILOL 339 306 71 12 3
RANEXA 327 248 86 13 29
CAPTOPRIL 312 255 69 14 149
DIGOX 299 252 62 15 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297 274 58 16 5
METFORMIN HCL 296 219 57 17 45
KLOR-CON M20 284 228 57 18 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268 225 56 19 6
OMEPRAZOLE 250 182 48 20 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 241 195 55 21 10
NEXIUM 238 165 58 22 57
PENTOXIFYLLINE 224 170 56 23 148
DIGOXIN 218 164 49 24 31
MULTAQ 217 212* 39 25 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205 168 39 26 14
GABAPENTIN 203 157 47 27 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 203 158 35 27 11
LISINOPRIL 198 156 45 29 4
RAMIPRIL 194 170 33 30 21
CEPHALEXIN 185 131 103 31 118
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183 148 43 S3 32 39
ALPRAZOLAM 180 123 40 B 33 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173 162 43 34 37
CELEBREX 163 148 41 35 127
LYRICA 160 119 28 36 136
ZETIA 148 131 27 37 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146 104 46 38 64
AMIODARONE HCL 138 87 36 39 18
SUCRALFATE 134 101 29 40 163
JANUVIA 133 104 32 41 108
FENOFIBRATE* 129 124* 20 42 43
CYMBALTA 123 89 19 43 150
ALLOPURINOL 115 104 22 44 74
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111 106* 21 45 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 100* 24 46 20
TRAMADOL HCL 99 72 20 47 68
PROPAFENONE HCL 97 92* 17 48 58
NAMENDA 93 88* 17 49 114
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 64 20 50 42
BYSTOLIC 89 67 15 51 24
EFFIENT 86 55 17 52 53
FENOFIBRATE* 82 77* 13 53 43
LOVASTATIN 81 62 19 54 51
GLYBURIDE 80 75* 23 R 55 154
LOVAZA 80 75* 33 55 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 79 44 21 57 153
BRILINTA 78 50 16 58 117
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78 78 13 R 58 151
LANTUS 77 51 18 60 166
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 55 48 61 142
FENOFIBRATE* 68 38 14 62 43
BUMETANIDE 64 50 13 63 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62 57* 17 64 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 42 11 65 124
CLONAZEPAM 58 40 12 B 66 165
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 <11 <11 67 116
SYNTHROID 57 37 12 67 103
NITROSTAT 56 51* 31 69 27
PREDNISONE 54 49* 14 70 93
PROAIR HFA 53 42 14 71 143
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 <11 <11 R 71 212
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 47* 12 73 175
SYMBICORT 50 37 20 74 254
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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.