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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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11,579Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 193

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 193

1,067 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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 891 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 1,067 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

3% of this provider’s 891 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

2% of this provider’s 1,067 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$132 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $255 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$787K

2012

$892K

2013

$1.25M

2014

$1.53M

2015

Number of Claims

8,098

2012

8,495

2013

10,078

2014

11,579

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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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

1,627

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,350

prescriptions.

367

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
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

787

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

210

patients, 20% of all patients

2 8
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

4 6
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

328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

5 23
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

282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

7 16
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

8 22
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

246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

9 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

246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

9 62
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

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

194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

12 41
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

12 5
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

182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

14 20
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

15 24
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

16 15
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

17 27
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

17 82
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

19 40
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

20 28
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

20 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

22 44
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

23 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

24 54
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

25 29
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

27 3
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

28 96
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

29 34
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

29 9
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 50
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

34 52
HUMULIN R U-500 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 39
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

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

36 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 36
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 38
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 10
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 88
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 97
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 43 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

44 134
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 31
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

46 17
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

47 78
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 48 108
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.