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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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13,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

22% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

14,309

2014

13,795

2015

13,600

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

1 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

98

patients, 22% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

3 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

4 44
TRAMADOL HCL 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 67
GABAPENTIN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

6 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

7 83
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

8 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

9 82
CHLORTHALIDONE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

10 102
OMEPRAZOLE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

11 38
CLONIDINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

12 98
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

13 1
FUROSEMIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

14 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 42
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

17 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

19 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 76
ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

21 53
SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

23 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 40
CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 58
VENTOLIN HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

27 130
PROAIR HFA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

28 131
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 50
IBUPROFEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

30 118
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

31 4
METFORMIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 2
SYNTHROID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 5
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

36 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 148
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 59
ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 55
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 57
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 160
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

43 161
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 134
DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 164
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

47 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

48 138
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 49 166
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 49 87
FLUCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 5% of all patients

49 166
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 166
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 53 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 51
KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 170
TORSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 172
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 58 174
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 72
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

60 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 80
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 79
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 179
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 63 179
LIDOCAINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

63 179
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 134
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 97
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 190
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

67 190
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 115
LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 71 192
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

72 198
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 April 16, 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.