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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,815Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 344 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$484K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 220 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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 528 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

0% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$101 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

$392K

2014

$456K

2015

$484K

2016

Number of Claims

4,503

2014

4,480

2015

4,815

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 548

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

163

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 408

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
CARVEDILOL 335

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

4 15
CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

5 4
CRESTOR 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

6 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
LISINOPRIL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
VALSARTAN 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

10 24
XARELTO 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

11 17
RAMIPRIL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

12 27
FUROSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

13 7
FELODIPINE ER 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

14 143
ZETIA 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 30
SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

16 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

20 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

21 50
PRADAXA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

22 39
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 8
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

25 37
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 June 10, 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.