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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$962K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

5,090

2014

5,548

2015

5,642

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 735

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

171

patients, 35% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

SYNTHROID 233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ANASTROZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOXYL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 16, 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.