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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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5,391Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 230 providers in this state and specialty

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 427 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

2% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

Prescription Price

$330 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

4,335

2014

4,402

2015

5,391

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 530

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
LANTUS 319

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

2 10
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 304

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

5 1
TRULICITY 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

6 32
HUMALOG 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

7 24
INSULIN SYRINGE* 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

8 31
NOVOLOG 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

9 27
LISINOPRIL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
GLIPIZIDE ER 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

11 22
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

15 6
GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
INSULIN SYRINGE* 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 35
HUMULIN N 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

18 60
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

19 11
GABAPENTIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

21 20
SIMVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 9
INVOKANA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 37
METHIMAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

24 19
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
LEVEMIR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

26 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 14
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 March 24, 2009.
  • 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.