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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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7,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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 541 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

14% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$184 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$956K

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

7,047

2014

7,291

2015

7,555

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 593

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

149

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 457

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

2 8
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

130

patients, 23% of all patients

3 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

7 16
SYNTHROID 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

8 2
JANUMET 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

9 43
GLIPIZIDE ER 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

10 42
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
LANTUS 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

12 15
REPAGLINIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

13 64
LISINOPRIL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
TRULICITY 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 31
JENTADUETO 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 112
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 80
JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
VICTOZA 2-PAK 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
INSULIN SYRINGE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 47
NATEGLINIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 49
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 134
HUMALOG 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
CLONIDINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 166
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 11
NOVOLIN N 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
TRADJENTA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 32 172
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 19
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 62
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 69
SIMVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 13
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 54
FUROSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 36
HUMULIN N 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 58
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 18
VICTOZA 3-PAK 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 17
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 73
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.