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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,689Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
661 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

7,461

2014

7,037

2015

6,689

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 1,484

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

1,296

prescriptions.

252

patients, 38% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 368

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 335

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

SYNTHROID 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN R U-500 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 2, 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.