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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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11,197Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$963K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

932 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

0% of this provider’s 842 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

6% of this provider’s 932 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

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$1M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$963K

2016

Number of Claims

8,972

2014

9,846

2015

11,197

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,747

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

1,621

prescriptions.

363

patients, 39% of all patients

1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 592

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

148

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 540

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
ATENOLOL 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

4 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
CARVEDILOL 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
LISINOPRIL 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

8 1
ELIQUIS 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

13 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

14 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

15 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
BYSTOLIC 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

17 31
RAMIPRIL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

18 27
EFFIENT 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

19 54
DIGOX 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

20 53
SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

21 11
SOTALOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

22 34
AMIODARONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
TRIBENZOR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 156
DIGOXIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

25 22
CILOSTAZOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 49
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

27 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 3
CARTIA XT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 46
XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 17
VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

31 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 15
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 32
AZOR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

35 164
NITROSTAT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

36 35
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 33
PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

38 39
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 91
DILTIAZEM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 40 254
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 41 20
RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

41 23
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 Dec. 7, 2009.
  • 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.