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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,992Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

5,826

2014

6,433

2015

6,992

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 674

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

175

patients, 23% of all patients

SYNTHROID 606

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 362

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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ARMOUR THYROID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN N 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 Nov. 8, 2007.
  • 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.