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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,041Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
894 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$2.34M

2014

$2.86M

2015

$2.92M

2016

Number of Claims

7,819

2014

8,186

2015

8,041

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
SYNTHROID 1,255

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

1,163

prescriptions.

268

patients, 30% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 700

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

186

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 521

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 447

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

170

patients, 19% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 398

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUMET 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

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 July 2, 2010.
  • 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.