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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,699Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$895K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

876 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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 837 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 876 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs *

24% 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

$103 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

$712K

2014

$694K

2015

$895K

2016

Number of Claims

8,734

2014

8,002

2015

8,699

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 634

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

201

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL 603

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

167

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
CLOPIDOGREL 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

7 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
RAMIPRIL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

9 27
LISINOPRIL 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
XARELTO 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

13 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
CRESTOR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

15 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

16 50
SIMVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

19 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
VALSARTAN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
ELIQUIS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

22 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

24 8
ENTRESTO 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 87
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 84
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 37
PRADAXA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 39
TORSEMIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 43
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

30 36
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 12
IRBESARTAN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

32 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
RANEXA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 23
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 40
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 29
OMEPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 47
TOPROL XL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 106
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 10, 2013.
  • 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.