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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
795 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$1.71M

2014

$2.05M

2015

$2.63M

2016

Number of Claims

8,388

2014

8,876

2015

9,878

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 2,061

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

1,512

prescriptions.

326

patients, 41% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 643

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

SYNTHROID 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

10
JANUMET 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 Nov. 18, 2008.
  • 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.