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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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7,078Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$409K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 293 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 690 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 *

19% 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

$58 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

$338K

2014

$341K

2015

$409K

2016

Number of Claims

6,327

2014

6,366

2015

7,078

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 485

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

1 10
LISINOPRIL 422

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 398

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
CARVEDILOL 395

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 387

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
AMIODARONE HCL 323

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

6 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

10 8
XARELTO 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

11 17
SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

12 4
JANTOVEN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

14 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

17 3
ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
ELIQUIS 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 40
VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
OMEPRAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 47
TERAZOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 103
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
SOTALOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 34
RANEXA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 37
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

30 35
PROPAFENONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 75
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 27
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 April 18, 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.