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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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14,749Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

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

34% 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

3% of this provider’s 627 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

15% of this provider’s 723 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 723 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

13,842

2014

13,374

2015

14,749

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 1,019

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

213

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 687

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 551

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

5 16
GABAPENTIN 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

6 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

7 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

8 46
FUROSEMIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

9 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

10 102
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

11 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

12 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

13 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

14 53
DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

15 84
IRBESARTAN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

15 98
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

17 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 4
LOVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 69
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

21 129
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 108
CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 121
NAMENDA XR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11 26 130
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 62
SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 2
SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 54
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 10
XARELTO 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 158
LISINOPRIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 12
OMEPRAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

35 107
NOVOLOG 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 126
NOVOLIN 70-30 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 65
HUMALOG 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 23
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 40
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 86
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 135
NOVOLIN N 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 44
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 93
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 109
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 95
VICTOZA 2-PAK 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 45
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 37
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 15
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 54 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 5
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 140
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 184
JARDIANCE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 76
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 60 38
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 189
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 191
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 205
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 Jan. 26, 2018.
  • 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.