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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.75M

2015

$2.01M

2016

Number of Claims

6,871

2014

6,846

2015

7,522

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 1,156

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

201

patients, 30% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 616

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 487

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 401

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

LANTUS 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN N 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

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 Oct. 21, 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.