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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,698Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
723 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$3.01M

2014

$3.82M

2015

$4.54M

2016

Number of Claims

8,463

2014

8,972

2015

9,698

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 908

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

149

patients, 21% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 615

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 569

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

SYNTHROID 541

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

INVOKANA 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRULICITY 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN R U-500 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYDUREON 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

10
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

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 Sept. 3, 2013.
  • 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.