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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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6,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 190 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$248K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 520 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

709 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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 626 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 709 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 709 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

20% 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

$37 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

$220K

2014

$224K

2015

$248K

2016

Number of Claims

6,503

2014

6,031

2015

6,757

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 680

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

167

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 619

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
CARVEDILOL 555

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 407

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
CLOPIDOGREL 309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

6 4
HYDRALAZINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

7 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

8 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

9 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

10 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
FUROSEMIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

13 7
CHLORTHALIDONE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

14 57
SIMVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
FENOFIBRATE* 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

15 65
XARELTO 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

17 17
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

18 21
CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

20 33
JANTOVEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

21 64
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

22 37
DIGOXIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 22
LABETALOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

24 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 19
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 24
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

32 35
BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 33 31
METFORMIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 44
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 March 17, 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.