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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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9,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
702 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$1.74M

2014

$2.19M

2015

$2.72M

2016

Number of Claims

8,469

2014

9,296

2015

9,746

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 1,122

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

167

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 621

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 579

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 576

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

10
METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FORTEO 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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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.