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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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15,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

1,057 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,057 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

43% 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

14 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

14,426

2014

14,829

2015

15,020

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 1,938

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,418

prescriptions.

308

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,078

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

190

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 860

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

188

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 764

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 722

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
LEVOXYL 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

7 13
JANUMET 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

8 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

10 7
LANTUS 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

13 10
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

14 73
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

10 15 24
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

16 8
HUMULIN 70-30 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

19 11
GLIPIZIDE XL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

20 36
GLIPIZIDE ER 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

21 29
JANUMET XR 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

22 41
HUMALOG 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

23 14
JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 64
IRBESARTAN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

26 20
TRADJENTA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

27 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

28 74
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 61
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

30 31
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 33
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

32 22
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

33 25
HUMULIN N 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

33 32
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

35 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

36 26
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

36 82
KOMBIGLYZE XR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 40
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

40 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 17
LISINOPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 30
CICLOPIROX* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

43 114
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

43 58
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 54
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 71
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 47 44
RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 48 35
JARDIANCE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

49 83
SURE COMFORT* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

50 79
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 51
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 Feb. 17, 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.