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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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6,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 230 providers in this state and specialty

$2.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 230 providers in this state and specialty

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 402 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

0% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

56% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

Prescription Price

$345 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $251 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.27M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$2.1M

2016

Number of Claims

5,264

2014

5,365

2015

6,098

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
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 400

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
LANTUS 368

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

2 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 345

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 337

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
TRULICITY 316

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

5 32
METFORMIN HCL 316

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

8 1
VICTOZA 3-PAK 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

9 33
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
INVOKANA 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

11 37
HUMALOG 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

12 24
BYDUREON PEN 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 66
JANUVIA 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
NOVOLOG 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
INSULIN SYRINGE* 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
INSULIN SYRINGE* 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 35
TRADJENTA 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

19 41
LISINOPRIL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 7
GLIPIZIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
SIMVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 9
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 99
HUMULIN R U-500 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 25 85
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. 9, 2012.
  • 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.