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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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15,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

990 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 897 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 990 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$467K

2014

$583K

2015

$766K

2016

Number of Claims

12,028

2014

13,987

2015

15,969

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 1,555

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,455

prescriptions.

336

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,496

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,327

prescriptions.

245

patients, 25% of all patients

2 3
CLOPIDOGREL 973

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

175

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 953

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

211

patients, 21% of all patients

4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 931

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

212

patients, 21% of all patients

5 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 842

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

161

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 713

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
LISINOPRIL 659

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
CARVEDILOL 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 583

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
SIMVASTATIN 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
ATENOLOL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
CLONIDINE HCL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

15 33
ELIQUIS 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

16 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
CRESTOR 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

19 20
RAMIPRIL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

20 27
ZETIA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

21 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
AMIODARONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

24 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

25 41
XARELTO 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

26 17
NITROSTAT 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

27 35
VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 24
KLOR-CON M20 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

29 86
MULTAQ 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

31 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

32 32
FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 68
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 84
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 51
TORSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

36 43
NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

37 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 39 74
TOPROL XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 106
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 18, 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.