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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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7,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

0% of this provider’s 575 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 711 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$251 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.81M

2016

Number of Claims

6,510

2014

6,555

2015

7,179

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 ER 728

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

179

patients, 25% of all patients

1 8
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 484

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 480

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

140

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 438

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 404

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
SYNTHROID 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

11 5
LANTUS 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

12 14
LISINOPRIL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

13 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

14 25
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 11
GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 19
VICTOZA 2-PAK 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

18 60
HUMALOG 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 20
VICTOZA 3-PAK 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 17
GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
INSULIN SYRINGE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

22 24
METHIMAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 15
SIMVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 18
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
NOVOLIN N 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 51
INVOKANA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 23
INSULIN SYRINGE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 21
NOVOLOG 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 34
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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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 14, 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.