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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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10,288Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$2.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

782 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 518 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 782 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 782 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

$1.38M

2014

$2.08M

2015

$2.76M

2016

Number of Claims

7,943

2014

9,678

2015

10,288

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 902

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
VICTOZA 3-PAK 637

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

10 2 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
GLIPIZIDE 522

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

4 28
METFORMIN HCL 506

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
INVOKANA 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

8 20
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
GABAPENTIN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

10 21
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

12 5
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14 82
NOVOFINE 32 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

15 70
LISINOPRIL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
SIMVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
HUMULIN R U-500 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

18 89
JANUVIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 14
METHIMAZOLE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

20 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

21 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 22
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

23 18
HUMALOG 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

24 23
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 33
LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 15
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 90
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 163
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 46
TRULICITY 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 31
FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

31 167
FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 33 19
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 16
SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 36 2
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 37 151
LEVEMIR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 48
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 39 119
FORTEO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 39 59
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 41 54
NOVOFINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

41 192
GLYBURIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 41 192
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 39
NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 29
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. 14, 2016.
  • 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.