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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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6,998Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

$2.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 558 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 729 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

59% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$347 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $284 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

$1.73M

2014

$2.35M

2015

$2.43M

2016

Number of Claims

6,365

2014

7,117

2015

6,998

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 907

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

176

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 863

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 411

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 401

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 342

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

6 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

7 6
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
HUMALOG 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

9 26
METFORMIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

10 3
SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

12 7
NOVOLOG 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

13 22
ZETIA 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

14 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
LISINOPRIL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
METHIMAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

18 12
FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 78
LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

20 18
INVOKANA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

21 19
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

22 27
TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

23 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 28
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 25 40
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 June 24, 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.