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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,769Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.76M

2016

Number of Claims

5,731

2014

6,214

2015

6,769

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 494

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

SYNTHROID 489

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 450

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 398

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 312

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TRULICITY 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R U-500 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FARXIGA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.