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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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9,845Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$2.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

6% of this provider’s 866 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 866 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$229 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

$1.57M

2014

$1.83M

2015

$2.26M

2016

Number of Claims

8,467

2014

8,621

2015

9,845

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 489

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

181

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

150

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
TRULICITY 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

5 31
TRADJENTA 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

6 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
GABAPENTIN 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

8 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

9 27
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
LISINOPRIL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
INVOKANA 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
INVOKAMET 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

14 88
SYNTHROID 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

15 2
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
VICTOZA 3-PAK 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

22 8
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

22 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

25 93
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

25 10
FUROSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

27 36
PIOGLITAZONE-GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

10 28 160
OMEPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

29 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 35
JANUMET 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
REPAGLINIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 64
HUMALOG 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 23
VICTOZA 2-PAK 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 45
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 33
ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 73
NOVOLOG 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 29
VESICARE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 177
BYDUREON PEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 55
FLUCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 179
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 28
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 14
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 86
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 46
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 25
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

47 152
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

49 38
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 Jan. 15, 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.