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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,042 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$2.31M

2014

$2.86M

2015

$3.33M

2016

Number of Claims

7,347

2014

7,859

2015

8,524

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
SYNTHROID 783

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

176

patients, 17% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 724

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

243

patients, 23% of all patients

10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 671

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

166

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 628

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

183

patients, 18% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 567

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

198

patients, 19% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ONGLYZA 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

APIDRA SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

10
REPAGLINIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOXYL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

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 Feb. 15, 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.