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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,289Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$363K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 342 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

1,175 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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 1,110 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

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 *

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%. This is far fewer than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$25 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

$419K

2014

$375K

2015

$363K

2016

Number of Claims

14,295

2014

14,175

2015

14,289

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
CARVEDILOL 2,201

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

2,115

prescriptions.

481

patients, 41% of all patients

10 1 2
LISINOPRIL 1,012

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

213

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
CLOPIDOGREL 906

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

192

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 904

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

205

patients, 17% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 583

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

6 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
FUROSEMIDE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
TORSEMIDE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

9 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
SIMVASTATIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
SOTALOL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

14 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

15 1
HYDRALAZINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
AMIODARONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

18 18
LOVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

19 71
CARTIA XT 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

20 46
LABETALOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

21 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

22 3
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

23 21
VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

24 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

25 101
PROPRANOLOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

25 148
NITROSTAT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
NIFEDIPINE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

28 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

29 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

30 28
RAMIPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 27
XARELTO 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

32 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

33 19
FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 65
DILT-XR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

35 181
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

36 45
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

37 67
TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 183
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

39 41
DILTIAZEM HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 83
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 40 91
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 43 74
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

44 20
NIFEDICAL XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 70
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

45 22
METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

47 79
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 Oct. 30, 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.