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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,068 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$1.82M

2014

$2.1M

2015

$2.57M

2016

Number of Claims

13,182

2014

12,629

2015

12,526

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 1,898

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,819

prescriptions.

321

patients, 30% of all patients

SYNTHROID 1,241

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,180

prescriptions.

191

patients, 18% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 654

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

PROLIA 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

TRULICITY 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VASCEPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
BYDUREON PEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 24, 2008.
  • 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.