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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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12,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

$2.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

428 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 389 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 428 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$213 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $263 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.56M

2014

$1.94M

2015

$2.68M

2016

Number of Claims

10,471

2014

12,012

2015

12,546

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
CRESTOR 1,193

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,139

prescriptions.

166

patients, 39% of all patients

1 25
SYNTHROID 1,160

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,073

prescriptions.

127

patients, 30% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 882

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

105

patients, 25% of all patients

3 3
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

4 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
ALCOHOL PADS 473

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6 37
FARXIGA 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7 57
SINGLE USE SWAB 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

10 8 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

9 7
TRADJENTA 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

10 19
GLIPIZIDE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
UNIFINE PENTIPS 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12 43
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

15 13
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

16 5
INVOKANA 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

18 4
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

10 19 120
REPAGLINIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
PRALUENT PEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 195
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 51
COMFORT EZ* 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

10 24 68
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 59
JANUMET 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

26 22
JARDIANCE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 78
REPATHA SURECLICK 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

10 28 187
GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 8
CALCITRIOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 86
JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 9
BYDUREON PEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 55
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 33 18
ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 48
WELCHOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 100
METHIMAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 64
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

38 80
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 39 257
BYDUREON 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 149
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 41 158
SENSIPAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 42 155
JENTADUETO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 42 54
ACARBOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 45
VICTOZA 2-PAK 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 44 83
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 44 6
TRULICITY 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 47 29
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. 3, 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.