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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$555K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 166 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

741 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 678 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

5% of this provider’s 741 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 *

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

$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

$619K

2014

$572K

2015

$555K

2016

Number of Claims

10,870

2014

10,103

2015

8,802

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 735

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

146

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 718

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

169

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 635

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

3 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 514

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 412

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
FUROSEMIDE 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
CARVEDILOL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

9 2
AMIODARONE HCL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18
CRESTOR 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

11 20
NIFEDIPINE ER 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

12 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

13 5
SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

15 109
ELIQUIS 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

16 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
XARELTO 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

18 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

19 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

20 19
EFFIENT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 54
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 28
CARTIA XT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 46
PRADAXA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 32
NIFEDICAL XL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 70
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 15
RANEXA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 30 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 29
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 16
METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 79
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 May 25, 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.