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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,689Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

1,601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 1,601 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,601 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

26,371

2014

24,088

2015

23,689

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
CLOPIDOGREL 2,056

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,918

prescriptions.

378

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,616

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,474

prescriptions.

316

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,084

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,043

prescriptions.

227

patients, 14% of all patients

3 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 961

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

183

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 797

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

152

patients, 9% of all patients

5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 729

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

126

patients, 8% of all patients

6 29
ATENOLOL 719

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

134

patients, 8% of all patients

7 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 711

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

126

patients, 8% of all patients

8 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

114

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
BYSTOLIC 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

127

patients, 8% of all patients

10 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

122

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
RAMIPRIL 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

116

patients, 7% of all patients

12 27
VALSARTAN 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

15 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
LISINOPRIL 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

108

patients, 7% of all patients

17 6
ELIQUIS 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
AMIODARONE HCL 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
CARVEDILOL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

20 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

21 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
SIMVASTATIN 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

23 11
EFFIENT 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

24 54
CLONIDINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
DIGOXIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

27 32
RANEXA 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

29 51
NITROSTAT 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

155

patients, 10% of all patients

29 35
CRESTOR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

31 20
GEMFIBROZIL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

32 96
IRBESARTAN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

33 58
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

34 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

35 19
BENICAR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

36 63
ALPRAZOLAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

37 48
FENOFIBRATE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

38 65
NIFEDIPINE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

39 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

40 124
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

41 36
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

42 62
OMEPRAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

43 47
CARTIA XT 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

44 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

45 66
SOTALOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

46 34
KLOR-CON 10 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

47 179
GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

48 52
ZETIA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

49 30
EDARBI 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

50 166
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

51 72
XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

52 17
NIACIN ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 52 76
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

52 85
LABETALOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 60
CLONIDINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 125
QUINAPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

57 141
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

58 105
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

59 86
DILT-XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 181
COUMADIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 61 118
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

62 116
NIFEDICAL XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

63 70
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

64 101
BENICAR HCT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 97
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 66 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

67 77
TOPROL XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

67 106
DEXILANT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 67 192
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 88
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 73
PROPAFENONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 75
NITROGLYCERIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

71 195
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 71
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 Sept. 8, 2017.
  • 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.