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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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6,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

$635K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

698 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

0% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 602 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

0% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$526K

2014

$643K

2015

$635K

2016

Number of Claims

7,359

2014

7,201

2015

6,818

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
SYNTHROID 1,057

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

167

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,030

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

186

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
LEVOXYL 681

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

10 3 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 518

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 446

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

5 15
METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
HUMULIN N 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

7 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

8 5
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

9 24
LANTUS 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

10 9
HUMULIN R 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

11 65
SIMVASTATIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

12 4
HUMULIN 70-30 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

12 18
HUMALOG 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

14 14
RAMIPRIL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

15 35
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

16 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

17 7
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 18 44
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

20 12
METHIMAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

21 57
JANUMET 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 16
TRADJENTA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

23 46
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.