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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,783Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 140 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$494K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 211 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

654 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

0% of this provider’s 616 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

3% of this provider’s 654 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 654 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%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$381K

2014

$399K

2015

$494K

2016

Number of Claims

6,094

2014

6,997

2015

7,783

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 791

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

194

patients, 30% of all patients

1 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 565

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 509

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 392

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
SOTALOL 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

7 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

8 14
CARVEDILOL 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

9 2
XARELTO 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
NIFEDIPINE ER 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

14 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
AMIODARONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
VALSARTAN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
BYSTOLIC 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 31
CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

19 33
CARTIA XT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 46
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
RANEXA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 23
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

23 67
DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 15
TORSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 43
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

29 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 66
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 12
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 86
PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 35 39
DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 53
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. 18, 2012.
  • 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.