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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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7,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

5% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$194 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.42M

2014

$1.51M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

8,406

2014

7,843

2015

7,651

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.

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 792

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

173

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 479

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

3 6
SYNTHROID 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
INVOKANA 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

5 23
JANUVIA 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

6 11
HUMALOG 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

7 20
LISINOPRIL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

8 12
NOVOLOG 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

8 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

10 7
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 4
SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

13 64
LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

14 14
FUROSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

15 36
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

17 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

18 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 21
VICTOZA 3-PAK 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 17
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

21 10
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 3
GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

23 19
BYDUREON PEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 45
LEVEMIR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 92
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
GABAPENTIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 22
HUMULIN N 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 54
INSULIN SYRINGE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 69
OMEPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 62
JARDIANCE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 32 95
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 25
NOVOLIN N 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 51
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 16
METHIMAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 179
BYETTA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 37 179
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 13
HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 144
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 46
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, 2008.
  • 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.