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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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8,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 123 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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 679 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

2% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

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

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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

$81 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

$455K

2014

$539K

2015

$664K

2016

Number of Claims

6,785

2014

7,486

2015

8,234

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 765

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

171

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 680

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

144

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
CLOPIDOGREL 459

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
CARVEDILOL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
AMIODARONE HCL 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

9 18
XARELTO 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
SIMVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
ELIQUIS 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

15 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
PRADAXA 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 10
CRESTOR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
MULTAQ 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 56
CILOSTAZOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 49
DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
DIGOX 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

26 53
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 65
RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 59
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 36
BRILINTA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 55
NIACIN ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 29
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 Nov. 16, 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.