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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$831K

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.7M

2016

Number of Claims

5,238

2014

6,680

2015

7,518

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 638

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 572

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 526

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 424

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

TRADJENTA 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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INSULIN SYRINGE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

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INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

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 July 13, 2011.
  • 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.