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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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11,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

$2.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 468 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 595 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

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$215 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $284 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$2.13M

2014

$2.2M

2015

$2.4M

2016

Number of Claims

11,743

2014

11,784

2015

11,200

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
SYNTHROID 1,347

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,117

prescriptions.

249

patients, 42% of all patients

1 2
REPAGLINIDE 928

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

219

patients, 37% of all patients

10 2 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 734

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

171

patients, 29% of all patients

3 8
VASCEPA 626

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

156

patients, 26% of all patients

4 47
VALSARTAN 511

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

5 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

6 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

7 20
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

133

patients, 22% of all patients

7 27
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

132

patients, 22% of all patients

9 4
TRULICITY 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

10 43
TRADJENTA 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

11 23
JANUVIA 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

13 11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

14 5
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

15 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

16 7
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 6
CARVEDILOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

19 46
UNITHROID 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

10 20 62
LEVOXYL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 128
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 101
CALCITONIN-SALMON 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 149
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-200 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

10 25 109
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
LIVALO 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 161
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 1
WELCHOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 162
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 39
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 106
NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 22
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 106
HUMALOG 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 115
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 18
UNIFINE PENTIPS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 143
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 36
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 30, 2010.
  • 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.