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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,223Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$791K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

945 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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 866 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 *

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

$77 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

$259K

2014

$619K

2015

$791K

2016

Number of Claims

4,340

2014

9,392

2015

10,223

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
FUROSEMIDE 689

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

179

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 639

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 612

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 589

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 552

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
ELIQUIS 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
CLOPIDOGREL 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
CARVEDILOL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

11 2
XARELTO 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
SIMVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

18 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

19 51
BYSTOLIC 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

20 31
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

22 41
PRADAXA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

23 39
CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
NITROSTAT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

24 35
LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 71
DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 19
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

30 32
DILTIAZEM 12HR ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

10 31 202
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 62
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

33 74
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

34 24
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 46
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

36 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 25
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. 22, 2014.
  • 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.