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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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20,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

$4.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 895 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 944 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

57% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$209 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $263 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$3.4M

2014

$3.59M

2015

$4.29M

2016

Number of Claims

18,389

2014

18,514

2015

20,596

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
METFORMIN HCL 1,693

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,591

prescriptions.

273

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
SYNTHROID 1,341

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,291

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
TRADJENTA 1,126

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

187

patients, 20% of all patients

10 3 19
VASCEPA 885

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

164

patients, 17% of all patients

4 65
ZETIA 878

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5 48
CRESTOR 753

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

6 25
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7 26
TRULICITY 667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
REPAGLINIDE 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10 27
JENTADUETO 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

13 72
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
INVOKANA 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
JANUMET 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

16 22
FARXIGA 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16 57
SINGLE USE SWAB 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18 53
ALCOHOL PADS 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

19 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

20 1
SIMVASTATIN 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
PROLIA 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

179

patients, 19% of all patients

22 67
METHIMAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

23 21
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

24 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

25 17
FUROSEMIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

26 32
JARDIANCE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

10 27 78
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

27 51
JANUMET XR 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

30 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

32 4
GLIPIZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

33 22
ONGLYZA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 84
FENOFIBRATE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 91
VICTOZA 3-PAK 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 16
AMMONIUM LACTATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

37 88
METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

38 6
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 41
UNIFINE PENTIPS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 43
TIROSINT 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

41 228
ATELVIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

10 42 231
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 9
BYDUREON PEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 55
WELCHOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

45 100
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 59
BYETTA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 10 47 133
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 5
BYDUREON 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10 48 149
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 80
GABAPENTIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 35
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 104
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 53 248
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

54 13
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 205
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 64
BENICAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

57 105
REPATHA SURECLICK 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

58 187
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 85
CALCITRIOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 59 86
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 61 95
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 62 120
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 14
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 28
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 Oct. 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.