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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,516Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 374 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$269K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 488 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

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

30% 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 408 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 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$44.9K

2014

$326K

2015

$269K

2016

Number of Claims

787

2014

5,608

2015

4,516

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 331

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 288

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 280

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 234

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
SIMVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

9 2
CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
ELIQUIS 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

13 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

14 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

15 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 19
DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
RAMIPRIL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 16
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 12
PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

21 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 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 March 6, 2017.
  • 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.