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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,468Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$650K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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 677 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 703 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

24% 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

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$482K

2014

$554K

2015

$650K

2016

Number of Claims

7,270

2014

7,619

2015

7,468

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 845

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

204

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 680

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

169

patients, 24% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 619

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
CLOPIDOGREL 422

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 422

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

6 15
ELIQUIS 351

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

7 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
ZETIA 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

9 30
CARVEDILOL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
CRESTOR 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

13 7
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

14 36
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

15 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

16 16
IRBESARTAN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

17 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 8
AMIODARONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 33
NITROSTAT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

22 35
VERAPAMIL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 91
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 71
PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 39
BRILINTA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 55
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 27
PROPAFENONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 75
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.