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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$652K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$422K

2014

$545K

2015

$652K

2016

Number of Claims

4,661

2014

4,104

2015

4,458

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.

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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 1,103

prescriptions, 25% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

185

patients, 59% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 208

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

SYNTHROID 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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. 13, 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.