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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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11,115Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$2.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

808 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

1% of this provider’s 808 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 808 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

$219 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$2.41M

2014

$2.4M

2015

$2.43M

2016

Number of Claims

12,796

2014

11,842

2015

11,115

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 1,123

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

219

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 561

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

2 7
METFORMIN HCL 537

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

171

patients, 21% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

5 13
SYNTHROID 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

6 2
GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

7 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
LISINOPRIL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
INVOKANA 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

12 20
METHIMAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

13 26
VICTOZA 3-PAK 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

17 8
NOVOLOG 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

18 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
LANTUS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 33
HUMALOG 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
JANUVIA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 53
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
JANUMET 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 43
TRADJENTA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 24
INSULIN SYRINGE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
OMEPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 52
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 37
ESTRADIOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 124
FARXIGA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 37 109
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 34
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 84
LEVEMIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 27
FUROSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 36
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

43 93
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 30
INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 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 Nov. 15, 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.