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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
909 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$1.54M

2014

$1.9M

2015

$2.02M

2016

Number of Claims

9,804

2014

10,267

2015

10,067

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
SYNTHROID 787

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

157

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 705

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 633

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

INVOKANA 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN R U-500 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

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NOVOFINE 32 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 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.