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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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8,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

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

25% 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 Mexico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 543 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

12 of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 49%.

Prescription Price

$203 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $222 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.51M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

7,696

2014

8,970

2015

8,424

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 682

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

155

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 397

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

2 6
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

5 22
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

6 32
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

8 15
SYNTHROID 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

9 3
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

10 4
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

11 28
LISINOPRIL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

12 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
SIMVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

14 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

15 14
HUMALOG 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 24
GLIPIZIDE ER 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 31
VICTOZA 3-PAK 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

18 20
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

20 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

21 27
INVOKANA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 36
GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 16
NOVOLOG 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 44
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 11
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 10
LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 37
VICTOZA 2-PAK 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 33
METHIMAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 13
INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 48
INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 40
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 49
HUMULIN R U-500 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 23
ESTRADIOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 36 50
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 39 52
GLIPIZIDE XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 43
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 42 41
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 June 16, 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.