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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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31,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

$2.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

1,800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

0% 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 1,800 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,800 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

Prescription Price

$80 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

$1.59M

2014

$2.06M

2015

$2.55M

2016

Number of Claims

24,298

2014

29,002

2015

31,775

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 5,322

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

4,169

prescriptions.

812

patients, 45% of all patients

10 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 2,226

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,856

prescriptions.

394

patients, 22% of all patients

10 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,192

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,794

prescriptions.

379

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,319

prescriptions.

253

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

985

prescriptions.

255

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 818

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

147

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

160

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
HUMULIN 70-30 770

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

138

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

113

patients, 6% of all patients

9 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

10 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

114

patients, 6% of all patients

11 6
GLIPIZIDE 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

79

patients, 4% of all patients

12 25
HUMULIN N 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13 32
LANTUS 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

112

patients, 6% of all patients

14 9
IRBESARTAN 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

16 10
HUMALOG 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
GLIPIZIDE XL 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

79

patients, 4% of all patients

10 18 36
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

10 19 24
GLIPIZIDE ER 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
CLOPIDOGREL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

23 31
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

24 38
RANITIDINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
RALOXIFENE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

26 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

27 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
ATENOLOL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

29 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

30 19
JANUVIA 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
INSULIN SYRINGE* 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

31 49
LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

33 30
ZETIA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

34 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

35 39
TRADJENTA 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

36 46
FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

37 55
JANUMET 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

38 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

39 15
CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

40 33
FENOFIBRATE* 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

41 28
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

42 82
METHIMAZOLE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

42 57
JANUMET XR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

44 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

45 72
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

45 49
INSULIN SYRINGE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

47 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

47 81
HUMULIN R 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

49 65
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

50 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

51 47
FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

52 78
SURE COMFORT* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

52 79
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

54 74
VERAPAMIL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

55 63
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

56 54
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

57 77
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

58 59
CALCITRIOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

58 75
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

60 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

60 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

62 66
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

63 64
ONGLYZA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

64 42
RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 48
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

67 90
LEVEMIR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 69
LEVOXYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 13
SURE COMFORT* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 68
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

71 62
INSULIN SYRINGE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

72 96
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 74 93
KOMBIGLYZE XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 75 37
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 77 90
CABERGOLINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 77 102
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

79 56
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 79 92
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 81 44
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 94
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 122
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 Dec. 15, 2009.
  • 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.