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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$1.88M

2014

$2.09M

2015

$2.36M

2016

Number of Claims

12,199

2014

11,187

2015

10,651

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 625

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 612

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRULICITY 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN R U-500 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 2-PAK 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

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 Jan. 12, 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.