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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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10,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$622K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

870 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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 797 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

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

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 870 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%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$473K

2014

$672K

2015

$622K

2016

Number of Claims

7,900

2014

9,258

2015

10,295

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,001

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

933

prescriptions.

214

patients, 25% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 844

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

194

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
CARVEDILOL 617

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 604

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

8 38
CLOPIDOGREL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

10 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
ATENOLOL 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
XARELTO 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
AMIODARONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

14 18
CLONIDINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

15 33
VALSARTAN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

17 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

20 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

22 105
SOTALOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

23 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

24 12
BYSTOLIC 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 15
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

27 20
DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 22
PRADAXA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 39
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

31 8
CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 46
OMEPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

33 47
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 May 6, 2015.
  • 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.