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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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15,988Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

$822K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

1,009 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% 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 828 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

6% of this provider’s 1,009 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

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$801K

2014

$879K

2015

$822K

2016

Number of Claims

17,002

2014

17,520

2015

15,988

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 2,175

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,681

prescriptions.

339

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,892

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,566

prescriptions.

348

patients, 34% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 719

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LEVOXYL 672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4 13
SIMVASTATIN 608

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 579

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
GLIPIZIDE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

8 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

11 5
RANITIDINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
ATENOLOL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

13 22
LANTUS 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

14 9
OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

15 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
HUMULIN N 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

17 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

18 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

19 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

20 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

21 11
RALOXIFENE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

22 43
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

23 38
FENOFIBRATE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 86
GLIPIZIDE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

25 29
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

10 26 117
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

27 39
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

27 74
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

27 33
METHIMAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 17
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 31
IRBESARTAN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 34
ONGLYZA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 42
GEMFIBROZIL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 92
RAMIPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 35
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 77
SULINDAC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 111
LISINOPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 30
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 108
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 42 62
HUMALOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

43 14
HUMULIN R 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 65
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 80
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 46 64
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 78
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 47 73
LANSOPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

49 70
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 50 44
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

51 46
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 69
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 Feb. 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.