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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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8,473Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$2.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

799 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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 645 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 799 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$250 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$1.47M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$2.12M

2016

Number of Claims

7,876

2014

8,318

2015

8,473

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 1,288

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

222

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 602

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

2 7
METFORMIN HCL 562

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

6 10
LANTUS 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

7 15
SYNTHROID 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

8 2
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
FENOFIBRATE* 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

11 60
JANUVIA 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

12 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
LISINOPRIL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
METHIMAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

16 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
HUMALOG 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

18 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

19 27
NOVOLIN N 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

21 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

22 32
NOVOLOG 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
INVOKANA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

23 20
GABAPENTIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

25 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 53
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 11
PROLIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

28 116
INSULIN SYRINGE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
RAMIPRIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 51
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 91
INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 47
HUMULIN N 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

33 58
NOVOLIN R 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 74
VICTOZA 3-PAK 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 17
CALCITONIN-SALMON 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

36 198
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

37 114
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 April 1, 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.