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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,416Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
999 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$2.48M

2014

$2.84M

2015

$3.22M

2016

Number of Claims

14,694

2014

15,733

2015

16,416

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 1,283

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

225

patients, 23% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 1,072

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

210

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 863

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

174

patients, 17% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

158

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ARMOUR THYROID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRADJENTA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN N 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRULICITY 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
BYETTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JARDIANCE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN R U-500 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

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 July 31, 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.