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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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9,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$2.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 691 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

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 792 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$254 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

$1.95M

2014

$2.21M

2015

$2.45M

2016

Number of Claims

9,811

2014

9,731

2015

9,626

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 1,101

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

971

prescriptions.

235

patients, 30% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 759

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

194

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

5 32
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

8 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
JANUVIA 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

10 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

11 7
LISINOPRIL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
SIMVASTATIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
LANTUS 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 10
CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
ZETIA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

19 38
TRULICITY 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

19 31
VICTOZA 3-PAK 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 37
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

24 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

25 35
HUMALOG 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
NATEGLINIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
JANUMET 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 43
RAMIPRIL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 19
GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 21
TRADJENTA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 24
REPAGLINIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 64
NOVOLOG 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
ONGLYZA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 115
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

37 57
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 46
INVOKANA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
METHIMAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 26
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 25
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 44 108
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 45 205
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 Nov. 16, 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.