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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,447Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$1.44M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.84M

2016

Number of Claims

5,945

2014

6,287

2015

6,447

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 495

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 456

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 431

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 319

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

INVOKANA 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET XR 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRULICITY 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOXYL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
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 Feb. 23, 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.