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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,015Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

6,228

2014

6,379

2015

7,015

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 1,197

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

189

patients, 28% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 490

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 439

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 419

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET XR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

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. 30, 2017.
  • 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.