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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,387Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
872 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$2.19M

2014

$2.28M

2015

$2.17M

2016

Number of Claims

14,357

2014

12,480

2015

10,387

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
METFORMIN HCL 955

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

175

patients, 20% of all patients

LANTUS 920

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

150

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 713

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 585

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

10
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

10
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

10
GLIPIZIDE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

10
SYNTHROID 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

10
HUMULIN N 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SURE COMFORT* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 Aug. 19, 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.