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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$985K

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

5,713

2014

5,564

2015

5,193

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.

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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 416

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 394

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

SYNTHROID 274

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOXYL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRULICITY 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET XR 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

INVOKANA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 25, 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.