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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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8,192Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 230 providers in this state and specialty

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 230 providers in this state and specialty

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

41% 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 696 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

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

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

Prescription Price

$218 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $251 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$1.36M

2014

$1.73M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

8,262

2014

8,670

2015

8,192

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 1,158

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

886

prescriptions.

229

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 464

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
SYNTHROID 451

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

3 8
GLIPIZIDE ER 411

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

4 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

5 6
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

8 9
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

9 40
JANUVIA 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

10 11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

11 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

12 5
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

13 15
HUMALOG 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

14 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

15 23
GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

16 28
INSULIN SYRINGE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

17 35
NOVOLOG 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

18 27
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

19 18
INSULIN SYRINGE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 31
GLIPIZIDE XL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

21 72
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

22 50
LANTUS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

23 10
TRADJENTA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

24 41
INVOKANA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

24 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 13
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 46
ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

29 63
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 58
JARDIANCE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

31 143
HUMULIN R U-500 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 32 85
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 16
METHIMAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 35 19
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 Nov. 15, 2016.
  • 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.