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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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6,181Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

24% of this provider’s 246 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$130 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$738K

2014

$886K

2015

$804K

2016

Number of Claims

6,469

2014

6,672

2015

6,181

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
METFORMIN HCL 446

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

92

patients, 37% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 357

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

72

patients, 29% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

46

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

55

patients, 22% of all patients

4 21
LISINOPRIL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 19% of all patients

5 12
ALLOPURINOL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

6 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

7 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

8 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

9 80
SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

10 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

12 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

14 50
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

15 4
GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

16 22
LOVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

16 110
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

18 59
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

19 5
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

19 58
FUROSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

19 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

22 34
SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

22 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

24 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 44
OMEPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

26 38
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

27 98
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

A 28 109
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 81
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

30 13
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

31 55
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 7, 2017.
  • 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.