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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 193

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 193

1,286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,119 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 1,286 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,119 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$171 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $255 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$599K

2012

$692K

2013

$1.34M

2014

$1.86M

2015

Number of Claims

6,145

2012

6,510

2013

8,707

2014

10,892

2015

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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O

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,062

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

1,800

prescriptions.

498

patients, 39% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

684

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

173

patients, 13% of all patients

2 6
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

3 5
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

4 7
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

5 8
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

6 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

7 3
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

8 41
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

9 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

10 24
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

11 20
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

12 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

13 23
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

13 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

15 27
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

17 11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

18 9
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

19 4
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

20 19
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

21 14
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

22 26
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

23 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

24 44
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

25 15
INDAPAMIDE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

26 145
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

27 18
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

28 62
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 110
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

30 21
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

31 82
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

32 34
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

Liothyronine, a thyroid hor... +

Liothyronine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 70
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

34 22
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

35 12
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 38
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

35 13
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

38 17
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

39 60
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 30
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 32
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 72
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 43 191
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 43 40
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

45 49
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

46 63
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 9, 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.