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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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6,627Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 230 providers in this state and specialty

$878K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 230 providers in this state and specialty

476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 Massachusetts
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 476 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 476 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

Prescription Price

$133 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $251 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$541K

2014

$642K

2015

$878K

2016

Number of Claims

6,813

2014

5,943

2015

6,627

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

3 9
METFORMIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

5 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

7 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

8 14
FUROSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

9 26
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

11 28
LISINOPRIL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 36
GLIPIZIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
LABETALOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 123
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

17 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

18 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 67
HYDROCORTISONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 21 64
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 78
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 16
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 10
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 79
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 30 59
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 182
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 8
NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 27
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 July 8, 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.