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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,857Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,095 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$1.85M

2014

$2.49M

2015

$3.03M

2016

Number of Claims

7,924

2014

9,362

2015

10,857

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 1,123

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

310

patients, 28% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 602

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

203

patients, 19% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 509

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

162

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 505

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

177

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

136

patients, 12% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

10
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TRULICITY 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R U-500 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SENSIPAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMULIN N 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

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 Aug. 12, 2008.
  • 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.