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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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11,404Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

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

17% 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 720 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 762 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

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

11,666

2014

11,089

2015

11,404

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 1,247

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,161

prescriptions.

234

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,014

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

947

prescriptions.

194

patients, 25% of all patients

2 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 919

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

906

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
CARVEDILOL 862

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
ZETIA 786

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

5 30
LISINOPRIL 736

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

6 6
CRESTOR 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

7 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

8 25
SIMVASTATIN 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
MULTAQ 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

10 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

11 14
CLOPIDOGREL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

12 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

13 5
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

14 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

15 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
ELIQUIS 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 8
AMIODARONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

19 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 29
LIVALO 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

21 123
BYSTOLIC 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

22 31
RANEXA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 23
DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 22
PRALUENT PEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 162
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 16
NIACIN ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 76
XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 17
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 21
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 53
BENICAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

33 63
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 Dec. 2, 2009.
  • 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.