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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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11,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$3.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

1,184 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

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 1,184 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

$272 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$2.04M

2014

$2.89M

2015

$3.14M

2016

Number of Claims

10,322

2014

11,910

2015

11,541

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 1,598

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,342

prescriptions.

322

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 789

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

175

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 773

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

184

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 674

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 616

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

147

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

171

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9 34
LANTUS 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

10 15
NATEGLINIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

11 49
SIMVASTATIN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

12 13
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

14 37
METHIMAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

15 26
LISINOPRIL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

16 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

17 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

18 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

19 61
SYNTHROID 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

20 2
LEVEMIR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

21 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

22 32
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

23 9
NOVOLOG 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

24 29
VICTOZA 3-PAK 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

25 17
JANUMET 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

26 43
CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

27 30
NOVOLIN 70-30 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

28 65
INVOKANA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

29 20
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

30 40
INSULIN SYRINGE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

31 39
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

32 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

33 22
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

34 57
HUMULIN R U-500 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 89
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

36 97
HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

37 23
INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

38 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

39 35
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

39 25
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

41 92
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 Aug. 31, 2009.
  • 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.