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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,314Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 209 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$458K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 246 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

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

27% 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 567 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

6% of this provider’s 645 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

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$73 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

$282K

2014

$337K

2015

$458K

2016

Number of Claims

5,319

2014

5,989

2015

6,314

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 508

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

1 5
CARVEDILOL 498

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 479

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 453

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 435

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

5 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 375

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

6 9
CLOPIDOGREL 297

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

7 4
LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
SOTALOL 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

11 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
AMIODARONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

12 18
XARELTO 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 50
SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

16 11
PRADAXA 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 8
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 21
BENICAR 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

20 63
MULTAQ 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

21 56
ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

22 13
RANEXA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

24 14
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. 30, 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.