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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,304Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

$1.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

667 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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 617 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

0% of this provider’s 667 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$188 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $263 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.93M

2016

Number of Claims

7,972

2014

8,677

2015

10,304

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
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 876

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

10 1 59
ACARBOSE 839

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

10 2 45
SYNTHROID 828

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
JANUMET 504

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

4 22
JENTADUETO 485

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
TRADJENTA 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

7 19
REPAGLINIDE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8 27
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

9 34
UNIFINE PENTIPS 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10 43
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

11 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
ALCOHOL PADS 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

13 37
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
NATEGLINIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 65
METHIMAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
INVOKANA 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 3
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
WELCHOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 100
GLIPIZIDE XL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 58
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 12
SINGLE USE SWAB 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 53
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 39
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 132
FORTEO 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 131
PROLIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

30 67
INVOKAMET 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 151
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 120
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 11
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 9
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 35 143
JARDIANCE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 78
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 64
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 Dec. 16, 2015.
  • 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.