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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,386Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$839K

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

4,539

2014

5,655

2015

6,386

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
GLIMEPIRIDE 729

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

125

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 650

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 474

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

JANUVIA 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET XR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOXYL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ACARBOSE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BYDUREON 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
UNIFINE PENTIPS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 March 11, 2010.
  • 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.