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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

6,154

2014

6,049

2015

6,128

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
GLIMEPIRIDE 785

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

120

patients, 30% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 420

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

JANUVIA 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

INVOKANA 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

TRULICITY 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET XR 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

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HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

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 8, 2008.
  • 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.