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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,849Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$945K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

4,676

2014

4,870

2015

4,849

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 608

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

164

patients, 33% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 438

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

143

patients, 29% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

NOVOLOG 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.