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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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14,511Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

12% of this provider’s 448 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

29% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$829K

2014

$909K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

11,787

2014

12,487

2015

14,511

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 572

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

2 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

4 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

5 21
OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

6 38
METFORMIN HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

7 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

9 41
SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
SERTRALINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 104
WARFARIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

13 64
MIRTAZAPINE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

14 97
DONEPEZIL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 68
CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

17 58
LORAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

18 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

19 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 34
TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

24 126
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
RISPERIDONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 129
CLOPIDOGREL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

27 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

28 138
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 90
LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 14
MEMANTINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 141
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 142
NOVOLOG 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
HUMALOG 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

35 20
NAMENDA XR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 148
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

36 62
XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 150
ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 151
TERAZOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 39 151
FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 81
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 71
LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 154
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 82
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 156
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 87
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 11
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 49 163
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 76
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 101
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

52 169
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

53 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 175
LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 92
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 55 177
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 27
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 57 179
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 57 179
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 61 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 61 195
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

63 83
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 112
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

63 198
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 4
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 Nov. 30, 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.