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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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11,118Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$3.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

926 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

5% of this provider’s 926 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 926 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$356 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$2.42M

2014

$2.92M

2015

$3.96M

2016

Number of Claims

9,063

2014

10,298

2015

11,118

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 736

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

176

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 676

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 540

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

194

patients, 21% of all patients

3 6
VICTOZA 3-PAK 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

4 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

176

patients, 19% of all patients

6 4
TRADJENTA 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

7 24
INVOKANA 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

8 20
LISINOPRIL 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
METFORMIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
BYDUREON PEN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12 55
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

17 84
GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

22 68
SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

22 13
JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

24 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

25 35
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 62
ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

27 38
HUMALOG 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
OMEPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 53
METHIMAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

31 26
TRULICITY 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 31
JARDIANCE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 76
BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 140
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
HYDROCORTISONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 41
FARXIGA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 109
FUROSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 36
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 186
VASCEPA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 118
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 102
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 37
NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

43 29
ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 54
JANUMET XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

47 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 67
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 Feb. 17, 2017.
  • 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.