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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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10,682Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$1.6M

2014

$1.86M

2015

$2.06M

2016

Number of Claims

10,265

2014

10,564

2015

10,682

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 840

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

165

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 619

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

138

patients, 23% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 573

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

135

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 509

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

ZETIA 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOFINE 32 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRULICITY 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ARMOUR THYROID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JARDIANCE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Aug. 7, 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.