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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
871 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$2M

2014

$2.5M

2015

$2.74M

2016

Number of Claims

7,646

2014

7,995

2015

8,092

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
METFORMIN HCL 694

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

208

patients, 24% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 661

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

10
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 492

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 464

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

189

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

SYNTHROID 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ANDROGEL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRULICITY 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

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 Oct. 1, 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.