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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,275Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

6,703

2014

6,414

2015

6,275

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 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

JANUMET 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET XR 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

JENTADUETO 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PEN NEEDLES 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TRULICITY 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CREON 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PREMARIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
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 16, 2011.
  • 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.