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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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10,743Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$2.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

791 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 791 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 791 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$256 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$1.98M

2014

$2.56M

2015

$2.76M

2016

Number of Claims

9,676

2014

10,958

2015

10,743

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 1,063

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

274

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

173

patients, 22% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 502

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
SYNTHROID 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
VICTOZA 3-PAK 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

9 17
SIMVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
HUMALOG 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

12 23
LISINOPRIL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
JANUVIA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

14 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

15 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 7
LANTUS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
INVOKANA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

19 20
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

23 67
NOVOLOG 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 11
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
GABAPENTIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

28 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 107
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 119
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
TRULICITY 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 31
VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 68
FUROSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 36
OMEPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 52
TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 24
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 30
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 131
VICTOZA 2-PAK 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 45
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 54
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 46
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 51
HYDROCORTISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

45 41
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

45 18
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 113
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 Dec. 15, 2011.
  • 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.