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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,393Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
389 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$691K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

3,733

2014

4,511

2015

4,393

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 420

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 351

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

SYNTHROID 269

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

INVOKANA 230

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 216

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 171

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 164

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

JANUMET 161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

LANTUS 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUMET XR 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 30, 2013.
  • 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.