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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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26,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

$2.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

1,169 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% 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

11% of this provider’s 1,169 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,169 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.74M

2014

$2.27M

2015

$2.39M

2016

Number of Claims

21,957

2014

24,695

2015

26,146

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 3,604

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

2,276

prescriptions.

515

patients, 44% of all patients

10 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 1,593

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,076

prescriptions.

297

patients, 25% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,349

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

925

prescriptions.

274

patients, 23% of all patients

3 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 1,178

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

226

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,102

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

228

patients, 20% of all patients

5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 818

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

136

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
GABAPENTIN 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
LANTUS 644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
JANUMET 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
GLIPIZIDE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
HUMALOG 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
INSULIN SYRINGE* 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

10 17 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
RANITIDINE HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
IRBESARTAN 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

10 22 52
FENOFIBRATE* 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
OMEPRAZOLE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

24 21
HUMULIN 70-30 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

26 34
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

27 59
LEVOXYL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

28 13
LISINOPRIL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 30
JANUVIA 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
ACARBOSE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

31 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

32 39
INSULIN SYRINGE* 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

33 51
CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

34 33
CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

36 48
GLIPIZIDE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

38 22
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 49
GLIPIZIDE XL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 36
KOMBIGLYZE XR 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 37
RALOXIFENE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

43 47
ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 45
CALCITRIOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 75
SURE COMFORT* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 79
HUMULIN N 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

47 32
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 129
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

49 76
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 24
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

51 62
JANUMET XR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 41
RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 35
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

53 38
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

55 56
CABERGOLINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

56 102
INSULIN SYRINGE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 96
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

58 77
METHIMAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 58 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 93
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

60 118
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

60 107
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A 63 141
JENTADUETO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 60
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

65 74
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 65 90
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 53
VYTORIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 66
INVOKANA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 67
LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 72 58
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 74 44
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 78
SINGLE USE SWAB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 153
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 Aug. 10, 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.