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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,207Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$744K

2014

$931K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

5,439

2014

5,810

2015

6,207

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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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 408

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 400

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

SYNTHROID 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

HUMALOG 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SENSIPAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ACARBOSE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

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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 May 8, 2014.
  • 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.