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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,334Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$559K

2014

$906K

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

3,295

2014

4,400

2015

5,334

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. 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
METFORMIN HCL 441

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 423

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 371

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 359

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 14, 2016.
  • 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.