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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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10,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
809 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.94M

2015

$2.24M

2016

Number of Claims

9,111

2014

9,948

2015

10,390

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
METFORMIN HCL 658

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

194

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 619

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

160

patients, 20% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R U-500 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRULICITY 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

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 Sept. 5, 2013.
  • 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.