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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,821Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 136 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 695 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 828 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$62 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

$449K

2014

$490K

2015

$607K

2016

Number of Claims

9,480

2014

9,209

2015

9,821

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 1,200

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,072

prescriptions.

300

patients, 36% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL 1,186

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

985

prescriptions.

251

patients, 30% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 676

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

171

patients, 21% of all patients

3 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 599

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

4 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 529

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
CHLORTHALIDONE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

7 57
FUROSEMIDE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

9 19
ELIQUIS 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
SIMVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

12 52
CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

13 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

14 28
CILOSTAZOL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

15 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

16 25
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

18 10
XARELTO 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

19 17
BUMETANIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 73
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 3
RANEXA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 23
DIGOX 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 53
DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 41
ENTRESTO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 87
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 20
TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 43
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 May 18, 2015.
  • 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.