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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,838Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.78M

2015

$2.03M

2016

Number of Claims

5,770

2014

7,251

2015

7,838

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.

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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 675

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

SYNTHROID 492

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

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VICTOZA 3-PAK 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R U-500 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRULICITY 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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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 Aug. 11, 2011.
  • 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.