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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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13,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

$3.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 354 providers in this state and specialty

1,036 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,036 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

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$271 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

$2.43M

2014

$2.95M

2015

$3.74M

2016

Number of Claims

11,378

2014

12,633

2015

13,819

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 1,455

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,153

prescriptions.

410

patients, 40% of all patients

1 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 726

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

213

patients, 21% of all patients

2 7
METFORMIN HCL 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

187

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

196

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

181

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

7 16
LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
SYNTHROID 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

10 2
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

15 32
CRESTOR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

16 30
TRADJENTA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

17 24
NOVOFINE 32 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

18 70
VICTOZA 3-PAK 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

19 17
CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

20 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

21 5
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
TRULICITY 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

24 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
JANUVIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

26 14
HUMALOG 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

28 35
FUROSEMIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

29 57
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

31 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

32 61
VASCEPA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 118
GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

35 68
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 53
HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

37 80
GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

38 28
METHIMAZOLE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

39 26
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

40 54
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 63
INSULIN SYRINGE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

43 39
INVOKANA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

43 20
HYDROCORTISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 41
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

46 108
LEVEMIR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 48
INSULIN SYRINGE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

47 47
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 15
HUMULIN 70-30 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

50 100
RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 51
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 38
JARDIANCE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 76
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 69
HUMULIN N 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

55 58
ANDROGEL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 83
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 46
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 29
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 72
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 66
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 84
OMEPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 52
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 56
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 Dec. 15, 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.