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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,030 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$2.86M

2014

$3.34M

2015

$3.79M

2016

Number of Claims

8,537

2014

8,897

2015

9,491

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 1,023

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

186

patients, 18% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 828

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

177

patients, 17% of all patients

10
SYNTHROID 746

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 718

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

214

patients, 21% of all patients

10
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

191

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 460

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

NOVOLOG 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-100 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

10
HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

10
CALCITRIOL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOTWIST 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

10
NOVOFINE 32 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

1ST TIER UNIFINE PENTIPS PLUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

10
HUMULIN N 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

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 May 7, 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.