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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 80

$3.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 80

1,132 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 774 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

1% of this provider’s 1,132 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 774 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$216 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $262 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$906K

2012

$1.44M

2013

$2.14M

2014

$3.04M

2015

Number of Claims

6,696

2012

8,292

2013

10,105

2014

14,070

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,315

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

896

prescriptions.

264

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

946

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

219

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

740

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

178

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

688

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

173

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

684

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

182

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

554

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

7 23
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

11 2
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

12 28
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13 46
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

14 8
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

15 58
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

16 12
KOMBIGLYZE XR 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

10 17 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

18 22
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

19 34
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

24 17
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

25 11
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

26 15
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

27 52
HUMULIN R U-500 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

28 37
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

29 38
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 53
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 31
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 36
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

34 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

35 33
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 49
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

37 19
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 21
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

Lowers high triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

40 99
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 61
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

42 20
FARXIGA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

44 82
NOVOLIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

45 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

45 47
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 56
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

48 26
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

48 77
APIDRA SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

50 113
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 60
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 62
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 March 9, 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.