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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,992Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
683 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.9M

2016

Number of Claims

7,405

2014

7,649

2015

7,992

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 756

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

151

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 738

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

178

patients, 26% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 502

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

SYNTHROID 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

INVOKANA 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRULICITY 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

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 Nov. 24, 2015.
  • 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.