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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,178Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 412 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$305K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 420 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

425 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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 396 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

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

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$73 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

$186K

2014

$271K

2015

$305K

2016

Number of Claims

3,369

2014

4,347

2015

4,178

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
FUROSEMIDE 377

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

114

patients, 27% of all patients

1 7
CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 298

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 258

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

5 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

7 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

9 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

10 19
ELIQUIS 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

11 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

12 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

14 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

15 12
PRADAXA 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

16 39
DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

17 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
TORSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 43
METOLAZONE 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 21 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
SIMVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

23 11
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
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. 16, 2014.
  • 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.