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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,411Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
498 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

$832K

2014

$957K

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

9,413

2014

8,638

2015

8,411

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 756

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

180

patients, 36% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

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 June 18, 2010.
  • 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.