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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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5,777Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 230 providers in this state and specialty

$2.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 230 providers in this state and specialty

391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

0% of this provider’s 201 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

0% of this provider’s 391 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

60% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

Prescription Price

$388 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $251 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$640K

2014

$1.44M

2015

$2.24M

2016

Number of Claims

2,150

2014

4,081

2015

5,777

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
TRULICITY 552

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

90

patients, 23% of all patients

10 1 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 392

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
INVOKANA 265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

4 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

98

patients, 25% of all patients

6 3
HUMALOG 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

7 24
NOVOLOG 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

8 27
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

9 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
TANZEUM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11 112
VICTOZA 3-PAK 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

12 33
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
LANTUS 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 58
LISINOPRIL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 2
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 40
SIMVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
BYDUREON PEN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

20 66
VGO 40 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

10 21 152
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 11
METHIMAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

23 19
VICTOZA 2-PAK 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 76
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 96
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 14
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 March 15, 2018.
  • 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.