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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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13,131Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$2.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

950 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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 755 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

9% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$185 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

$1.79M

2014

$2.29M

2015

$2.43M

2016

Number of Claims

12,814

2014

13,458

2015

13,131

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 2,968

prescriptions, 23% of all prescriptions

2,459

prescriptions.

451

patients, 47% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

3 7
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

6 8
METFORMIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

7 3
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
SIMVASTATIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

13 12
JANUVIA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

14 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

15 16
METHIMAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

16 26
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

17 21
NOVOLOG 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

18 29
HUMALOG 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

19 23
LANTUS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

19 15
GLIPIZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 22
INCONTROL PEN NEEDLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

10 23 85
RAMIPRIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 51
CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

26 46
CALCITRIOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 19
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 40
ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

30 73
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

31 30
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

32 18
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
INSULIN SYRINGE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

33 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

36 77
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 37 90
FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 36
LEVEMIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

40 35
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

41 54
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 42 60
HUMULIN N 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 43 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 44 148
HYDROCORTISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 41
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 151
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 46 34
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. 23, 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.