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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,885Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
895 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.87M

2014

$2.11M

2015

$2.61M

2016

Number of Claims

7,608

2014

7,533

2015

7,885

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 866

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

233

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 584

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

164

patients, 18% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 431

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

174

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

166

patients, 19% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

TRULICITY 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

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 8, 2007.
  • 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.