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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 145 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$289K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 456 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

726 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 659 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

5% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$38 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

$257K

2014

$269K

2015

$289K

2016

Number of Claims

7,414

2014

7,637

2015

7,546

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 777

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

164

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
CARVEDILOL 502

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

4 1
CLOPIDOGREL 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

7 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

10 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

11 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

12 66
ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

13 21
VALSARTAN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

14 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

15 25
LABETALOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

16 60
SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
OMEPRAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

18 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 8
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

24 74
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 32
NITROSTAT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 59
XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 17
METFORMIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 44
JANTOVEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 33 64
GABAPENTIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 52
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 June 16, 2018.
  • 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.