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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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8,159Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

7% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$137 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

9,061

2014

9,093

2015

8,159

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 638

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

128

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

3 19
LISINOPRIL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

4 12
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

5 21
SYNTHROID 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

6 2
LANTUS 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

7 15
GLIPIZIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

8 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

8 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

13 6
CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

14 37
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

15 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

17 7
OMEPRAZOLE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

18 52
JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

20 66
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

21 53
HUMALOG 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 62
SIMVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

26 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 35
QUINAPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 136
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

30 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 81
NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

32 29
GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 69
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 10
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 73
HYDROCORTISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

39 47
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 61
FUROSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 36
METHIMAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 26
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 195
IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 46 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 113
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 18
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. 7, 2011.
  • 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.