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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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7,938Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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 Mexico
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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

14 of this provider’s 858 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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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

51% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 49%.

Prescription Price

$215 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $222 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

6,958

2014

7,708

2015

7,938

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 1,577

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

1,264

prescriptions.

356

patients, 41% of all patients

1 1
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 493

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
SYNTHROID 381

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

3 3
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

4 11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

7 7
NOVOLOG 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

8 19
SIMVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

9 9
LANTUS 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

11 14
JANUVIA 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

12 18
METHIMAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

12 13
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

14 12
ANDROGEL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

15 35
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

16 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

17 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

18 28
GABAPENTIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

19 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

20 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

22 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

23 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

23 45
FELODIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

25 46
VICTOZA 3-PAK 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 8
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 41
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 37
HYDROCORTISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 30 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 23
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

32 40
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 31
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 16, 2008.
  • 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.