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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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 598 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 672 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

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$617K

2014

$641K

2015

$657K

2016

Number of Claims

12,433

2014

13,259

2015

13,362

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,274

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,127

prescriptions.

247

patients, 37% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 864

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

181

patients, 27% of all patients

2 5
CLOPIDOGREL 702

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 688

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

5 6
FENOFIBRATE* 610

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

6 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

7 9
CARVEDILOL 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

9 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

10 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
SIMVASTATIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

14 7
BUMETANIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

15 73
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

16 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

17 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
CRESTOR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 84
ELIQUIS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
XARELTO 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 17
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 45
SOTALOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 34
RANEXA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 66
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 186
LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 74
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

33 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 41
ZETIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 30
FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 59
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 22
RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
CILOSTAZOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 32
CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 46
NITROSTAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

44 35
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 46 197
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 33
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 Oct. 30, 2013.
  • 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.