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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$1.19M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

5,974

2014

6,018

2015

6,375

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 720

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

180

patients, 31% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 511

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

161

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

INVOKANA 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% 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 June 11, 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.