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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,694Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$1.73M

2014

$1.81M

2015

$2.13M

2016

Number of Claims

7,602

2014

5,907

2015

5,694

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 541

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

158

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 293

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

INVOKANA 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOTWIST 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SUBOXONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

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 Dec. 14, 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.