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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
923 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$1.9M

2014

$2.21M

2015

$2.67M

2016

Number of Claims

5,743

2014

5,871

2015

6,919

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
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 570

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 401

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 323

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

INVOKANA 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

233

patients, 25% of all patients

TRULICITY 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

JARDIANCE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

10
METHIMAZOLE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-200 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

10
SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

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 Dec. 1, 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.