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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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5,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Nevada
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 663 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$240 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $266 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$1.76M

2014

$1.78M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

9,428

2014

7,713

2015

5,687

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

6 11
GLIPIZIDE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

7 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

8 7
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
METHIMAZOLE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

11 13
HUMULIN N 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

12 54
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
HUMULIN R 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 57
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

17 23
GLIPIZIDE ER 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

18 25
LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
NOVOLOG 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 32
NOVOLIN N 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

20 53
INSULIN SYRINGE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 43
SYNTHROID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

22 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

24 20
TRADJENTA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

25 21
INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 61
LEVEMIR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 50
SIMVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 17
HUMALOG 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
NOVOLIN R 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 98
GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 29
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. 26, 2012.
  • 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.