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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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10,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

$2.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

998 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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 860 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

6% of this provider’s 998 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

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$262 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $263 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$2.17M

2014

$2.59M

2015

$2.8M

2016

Number of Claims

10,941

2014

11,159

2015

10,668

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 1,469

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,030

prescriptions.

336

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 517

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

2 8
METFORMIN HCL 516

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

5 18
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
JANUMET 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

7 22
SYNTHROID 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

8 2
JANUVIA 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

10 7
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

11 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

12 6
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
INVOKANA 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

14 15
LISINOPRIL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
NOVOFINE 32 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

16 73
SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

19 39
VICTOZA 3-PAK 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

20 16
NATEGLINIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

21 65
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

22 41
TRADJENTA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

23 19
INSULIN SYRINGE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

24 118
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 50
LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 36
RAMIPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

27 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

28 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 17
GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

29 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 38
METHIMAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 21
BYDUREON PEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 55
HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 40
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

35 26
NOVOLOG 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 14
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

37 91
PROLIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 94
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 74
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

42 22
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 28
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 June 26, 2010.
  • 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.