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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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10,693Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

$408K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 677 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

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

Prescription Price

$38 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

$407K

2014

$440K

2015

$408K

2016

Number of Claims

12,008

2014

11,430

2015

10,693

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 2,717

prescriptions, 25% of all prescriptions

2,390

prescriptions.

348

patients, 51% of all patients

1 2
SYNTHROID 931

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 594

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
LEVOXYL 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

8 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

9 17
GLIPIZIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

10 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
HUMULIN N 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

13 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

16 22
GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 8
HUMALOG 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
METHIMAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 57
FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

20 28
OMEPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

21 21
JANUMET XR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

22 41
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

23 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 24 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

25 47
HUMULIN R 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 65
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 31
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 28 20
RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 29 43
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 Oct. 18, 2011.
  • 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.