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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 200 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$343K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 374 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

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

61% 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 649 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

3% of this provider’s 708 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 708 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

16% 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$306K

2014

$286K

2015

$343K

2016

Number of Claims

7,091

2014

6,070

2015

6,504

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
CARVEDILOL 744

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

205

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

3 6
ELIQUIS 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

4 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

6 5
TORSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

7 43
FUROSEMIDE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

8 7
CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

9 4
ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

10 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
LABETALOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

12 60
AMIODARONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

16 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 33
SIMVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 8
JANTOVEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

23 64
NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 40
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 59
XARELTO 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 28
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 27
OMEPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 29
CLONIDINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 30 125
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 15
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 20
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 24
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 July 7, 2010.
  • 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.