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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,469Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.53M

2016

Number of Claims

7,068

2014

7,049

2015

7,469

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.

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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 467

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

116

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 420

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

127

patients, 26% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

103

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

INVOKANA 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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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. 10, 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.