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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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18,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

949 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

5% of this provider’s 949 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 949 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

38% 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

20 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

15,332

2014

17,475

2015

18,737

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 2,601

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

2,082

prescriptions.

415

patients, 44% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,597

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,426

prescriptions.

259

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 823

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

180

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 766

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
SIMVASTATIN 716

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

153

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

7 15
METFORMIN HCL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

9 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
IRBESARTAN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

11 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
HUMALOG 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
LANTUS 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
RANITIDINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
JANUMET 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
RALOXIFENE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

19 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

20 39
OMEPRAZOLE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

23 61
LEVOXYL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

24 13
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

27 59
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

28 22
KOMBIGLYZE XR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 37
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

30 74
INVOKANA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

31 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
RAMIPRIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 35
TRADJENTA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 46
LISINOPRIL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 30
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
ZETIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
CALCITRIOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 75
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 58
FAMOTIDINE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 78
FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 28
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

45 77
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 34
FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 48
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 113
FUROSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

52 55
JARDIANCE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

54 105
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 72
LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 111
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 57 104
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 54
VICTOZA 3-PAK 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 95
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 82
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 80
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 85
JANUMET XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 41
CICLOPIROX* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

62 114
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 87
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 56
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 62
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 52
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 69 86
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 71 81
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 Nov. 30, 2012.
  • 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.