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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
901 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% 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

$1.56M

2014

$1.75M

2015

$2.24M

2016

Number of Claims

7,427

2014

6,544

2015

7,020

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 815

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

217

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 404

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ACARBOSE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NORDITROPIN FLEXPRO 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

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 July 28, 2012.
  • 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.