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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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13,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

$2.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

1,022 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

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

6% of this provider’s 1,022 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 1,022 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$169 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $284 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.73M

2015

$2.34M

2016

Number of Claims

7,747

2014

10,477

2015

13,814

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 1,195

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

967

prescriptions.

229

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

2 3
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

4 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

6 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

7 6
SYNTHROID 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

8 2
SIMVASTATIN 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

9 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

10 7
LANTUS 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

11 18
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

12 17
JANUVIA 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

13 12
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

14 9
NOVOLOG 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

15 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

16 20
GLIPIZIDE ER 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

17 29
METHIMAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

18 13
INVOKANA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

19 19
HUMALOG 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

20 26
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
ALPRAZOLAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

22 58
OMEPRAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 38
FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

25 34
INSULIN SYRINGE* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

25 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

27 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

28 81
GLIPIZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

29 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 36
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 39
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

33 118
VICTOZA 3-PAK 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 52
NATEGLINIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 72
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

37 27
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 93
GABAPENTIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 30
BYDUREON 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 40 167
INSULIN SYRINGE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 41
JANUMET 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 42 53
TRADJENTA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 49
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

45 93
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 10
VICTOZA 2-PAK 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 47 50
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

48 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 28
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 50 80
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 51 103
NIACIN ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 52 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 53 91
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 54 218
NOVOLIN 70-30 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 55 83
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 159
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 Aug. 22, 2013.
  • 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.