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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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9,777Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$2.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

1,102 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 820 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

4% of this provider’s 1,102 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

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

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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

$283 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$2.39M

2014

$2.61M

2015

$2.77M

2016

Number of Claims

10,313

2014

10,144

2015

9,777

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 686

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

256

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 575

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

231

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 489

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

198

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
SYNTHROID 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

5 13
LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

9 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
TRULICITY 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

11 31
CRESTOR 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

12 30
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

15 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

16 27
CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

17 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

18 22
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

20 56
VICTOZA 3-PAK 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

22 7
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

24 52
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

25 63
INVOKAMET 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

26 88
HUMALOG 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
JANUMET 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

28 43
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

29 18
INVOKANA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

29 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

31 53
BYDUREON PEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 55
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

34 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

34 35
METHIMAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

37 26
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 38
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 72
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 145
FUROSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

41 36
HYDROCORTISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

42 41
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

42 15
NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

44 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

44 108
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 68
TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 24
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 66
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 33
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 14
TANZEUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

51 145
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 May 2, 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.