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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,671Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$2.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

650 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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 538 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

3% of this provider’s 650 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$269 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$2.34M

2016

Number of Claims

6,985

2014

7,974

2015

8,671

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 811

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

156

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 603

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 541

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

3 7
METFORMIN HCL 468

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
SYNTHROID 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

9 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
LANTUS 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

12 19
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
JANUVIA 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

14 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

15 16
NOVOLOG 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

16 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 22
METHIMAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

18 26
LISINOPRIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

19 12
HUMALOG 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 13
GABAPENTIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 21
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 126
NOVOLIN N 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 44
INSULIN SYRINGE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 39
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 30
HUMULIN N 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 58
NATEGLINIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 49
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
HYDROCORTISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 41
VICTOZA 3-PAK 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 17
FUROSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 28
NOVOLIN R 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 74
HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 80
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 36 38
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 37 72
PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 205
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 Nov. 24, 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.