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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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9,474Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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

0% of this provider’s 460 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

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$170 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $276 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

8,150

2014

8,665

2015

9,474

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
GLIMEPIRIDE 996

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

191

patients, 31% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 952

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

169

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 691

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

141

patients, 23% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 559

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

4 8
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 522

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

5 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
CILOSTAZOL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

8 122
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

9 19
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
LANTUS 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
INVOKANA 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

12 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

13 77
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
HUMALOG 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

15 23
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

15 4
NOVOLOG 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 29
VICTOZA 3-PAK 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

20 16
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
CALCITRIOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 79
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 2
LEVEMIR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 48
TRULICITY 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 31
HYDROCORTISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 41
SIMVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 13
GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 21
IRBESARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 98
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 91
NOVOLIN N 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 44
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
NOVOLIN R 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 74
JARDIANCE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 76
INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
BYDUREON PEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 37 55
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 38 75
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 May 27, 2010.
  • 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.