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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,089Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 313

$2.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 313

769 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 676 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

3% of this provider’s 769 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 676 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 769 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

58% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$211 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $228 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.47M

2012

$1.75M

2013

$2.05M

2014

$2.34M

2015

Number of Claims

10,285

2012

11,393

2013

11,770

2014

11,089

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

813

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

752

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

167

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

693

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

3 14
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

612

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

514

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5 43
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

6 24
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7 28
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

8 32
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

9 20
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

12 4
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

12 44
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

14 18
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
BYDUREON PEN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

10 17 51
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

18 31
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 5
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 7
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

23 17
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

24 8
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

25 81
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 34
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 12
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 73
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 85
SURE COMFORT* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 108
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 31 50
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 30
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 67
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 35
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 19
KOMBIGLYZE XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 89
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 16
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 52
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 21
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 88
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 41 47
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 61
SURE COMFORT* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 112
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 33
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

45 116
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 April 1, 2008.
  • 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.