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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
980 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$1.8M

2014

$2.22M

2015

$2.87M

2016

Number of Claims

8,963

2014

9,662

2015

10,924

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
SYNTHROID 1,212

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,101

prescriptions.

189

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 671

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

177

patients, 18% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 651

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 592

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 583

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

209

patients, 21% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 582

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ANDROGEL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRULICITY 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOXYL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Jan. 30, 2018.
  • 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.