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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,877Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
536 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$901K

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

4,704

2014

5,250

2015

5,877

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.

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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 575

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

125

patients, 23% of all patients

INVOKANA 400

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

TRULICITY 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FARXIGA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

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 Feb. 22, 2017.
  • 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.