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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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6,751Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.68M

2016

Number of Claims

6,573

2014

6,375

2015

6,751

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 966

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

204

patients, 33% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 445

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 312

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

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 June 17, 2009.
  • 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.