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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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13,435Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$3.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

856 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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 758 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 856 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 856 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

43% 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

16 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

$2.33M

2014

$3.05M

2015

$3.61M

2016

Number of Claims

12,221

2014

12,871

2015

13,435

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
SYNTHROID 1,281

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,160

prescriptions.

257

patients, 30% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 831

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

206

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
SIMVASTATIN 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

8 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

9 19
INVOKANA 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

11 1
JANUVIA 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

14 27
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
VICTOZA 3-PAK 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

18 22
GLIPIZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
CRESTOR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

20 30
GABAPENTIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
HUMALOG 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
LANTUS 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

26 10
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

27 57
NOVOLOG 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
JARDIANCE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

29 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

29 7
TRADJENTA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 46
UNITHROID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 87
FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 60
ANDROGEL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 83
ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 38
LEVOXYL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 93
OMEPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 61
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 91
METHIMAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

43 56
FUROSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 35
BYDUREON PEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 55
QUINAPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 136
TRULICITY 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 53
ONGLYZA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 115
CALCITRIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 79
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 120
LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 48
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 54
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 47
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.