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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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14,425Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

807 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

0% of this provider’s 646 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

5% of this provider’s 807 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 807 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$607K

2014

$756K

2015

$876K

2016

Number of Claims

12,594

2014

13,012

2015

14,425

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 1,474

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,272

prescriptions.

268

patients, 33% of all patients

1 2
SYNTHROID 1,426

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,119

prescriptions.

222

patients, 28% of all patients

2 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 729

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 670

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
HUMULIN 70-30 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

8 18
GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
JANUMET 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
LEVOXYL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
FENOFIBRATE* 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

12 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
OMEPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
RANITIDINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
LANTUS 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

21 39
GLIPIZIDE XL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
GLIPIZIDE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
LISINOPRIL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

25 105
CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 17
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 48
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
FAMOTIDINE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 78
JENTADUETO 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 40
CALCITRIOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 75
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 72
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 27
HUMULIN N 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 38 32
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 64
IRBESARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 20
INSULIN SYRINGE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 51
RALOXIFENE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 47
KOMBIGLYZE XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 44 37
SURE COMFORT* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 68
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 35
FUROSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 55
ONGLYZA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 47 42
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 49 24
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 51 81
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 51 63
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 44
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 May 5, 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.