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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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7,297Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

$2.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 693 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 763 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

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$344 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $263 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$1.55M

2014

$2.01M

2015

$2.51M

2016

Number of Claims

6,029

2014

6,271

2015

7,297

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 599

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 531

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 419

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 390

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
SYNTHROID 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
JANUVIA 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
VICTOZA 3-PAK 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

9 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

11 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
SIMVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
TRULICITY 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

14 29
JANUMET XR 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

15 77
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
INVOKANA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

17 15
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

18 26
TRADJENTA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

19 19
REPAGLINIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 27
GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

21 22
FARXIGA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 14
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

24 13
NATEGLINIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

24 65
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

26 36
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 38
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
METHIMAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 21
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 12
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 14, 2008.
  • 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.