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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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8,138Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 127 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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 792 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 792 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

21% 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

$69 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

$451K

2014

$482K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

6,800

2014

7,340

2015

8,138

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 463

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 431

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 370

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
CLOPIDOGREL 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
CARVEDILOL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
SIMVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

10 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

11 8
ELIQUIS 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

12 13
ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

13 21
AMIODARONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

15 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

17 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
CLONIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

21 20
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 37
XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 17
RANEXA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 24
DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 19
OMEPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 46
PRADAXA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 39
LABETALOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 60
RAMIPRIL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 27
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 41
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
TORSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 43
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 Jan. 22, 2008.
  • 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.