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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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6,865Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$2.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

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

53% 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 371 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 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

56% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$330 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 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

$1.44M

2014

$2.02M

2015

$2.27M

2016

Number of Claims

5,634

2014

6,843

2015

6,865

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
METFORMIN HCL ER 382

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

1 8
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 368

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

2 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
VICTOZA 2-PAK 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5 45
TRULICITY 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

6 31
VICTOZA 3-PAK 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

7 17
METFORMIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

9 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
TRADJENTA 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

11 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

12 6
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
JANUVIA 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

15 19
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
ACARBOSE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 101
GLIPIZIDE ER 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 42
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
LANTUS 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 15
ONGLYZA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

21 115
HUMALOG 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 23
LEVEMIR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

23 48
INVOKANA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 20
GABAPENTIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 21
NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
HUMULIN R 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 105
JANUMET 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 43
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 2
GLIPIZIDE XL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 78
LISINOPRIL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 12
NOVOFINE 32 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 70
HUMULIN N 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 58
JANUMET XR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 50
SIMVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 13
NOVOLIN N 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 36 93
BYDUREON PEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 55
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. 22, 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.