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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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7,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$2.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

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

18% 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 504 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 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$313 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$1.91M

2014

$2.7M

2015

$2.34M

2016

Number of Claims

7,287

2014

8,689

2015

7,458

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 656

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

163

patients, 27% of all patients

1 8
VICTOZA 3-PAK 573

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

10 2 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 485

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 425

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
JANUVIA 419

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

147

patients, 24% of all patients

6 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 380

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

8 1
METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

10 9
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

11 16
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

12 29
FENOFIBRATE* 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

13 47
INVOKANA 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 23
LISINOPRIL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
GLIPIZIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
LANTUS 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
NOVOTWIST 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

10 20 140
HUMALOG 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
NOVOLOG 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
UNIFINE PENTIPS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 77
CYCLOSET 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 10 27 188
SIMVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 18
BYDUREON PEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 45
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 Dec. 10, 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.