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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,946Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
330 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$304K

2014

$660K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

1,474

2014

2,851

2015

3,946

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 397

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

68

patients, 21% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 243

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 224

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 215

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 199

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 151

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 102

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN R U-500 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN 70-30 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 7, 2014.
  • 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.