Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

GREGORY MUCHA MD

2220 RIVERSIDE AVE HEALTHPARTNERS RIVERSIDE CLINIC - MAIL STOP 31700A

Minneapolis | Minnesota | 55454

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,549Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
322 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$732K

2014

$981K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

3,137

2014

3,603

2015

3,549

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

103

patients, 32% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 229

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 129

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 113

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 92

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

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 Jan. 3, 2012.
  • 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.