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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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15,509Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

$2.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 618 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 690 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$187 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $284 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.86M

2014

$2.23M

2015

$2.9M

2016

Number of Claims

13,336

2014

13,730

2015

15,509

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 1,049

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

138

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 860

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
GLIPIZIDE 663

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

3 21
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 654

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

4 17
SYNTHROID 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
TRADJENTA 590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

7 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
VASCEPA 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 47
JANUVIA 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

12 32
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
GABAPENTIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

14 30
LISINOPRIL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

16 4
ALCOHOL PADS 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

17 114
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
TRULICITY 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
BYDUREON PEN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 55
CRESTOR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 61
INVOKANA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

25 19
FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 34
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 117
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 68
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 48
ZETIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 37
VALSARTAN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 56
PROLIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

32 124
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 24
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 92
JANUMET 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 53
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 10
SINGLE USE SWAB 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 155
METFORMIN HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 7
RALOXIFENE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 136
SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 14
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 165
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 41 36
METHIMAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 13
JENTADUETO 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 44 119
HUMULIN R U-500 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 168
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 168
FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 45 78
GLIPIZIDE XL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 76
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 49 93
SURE COMFORT* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 51 33
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 51 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 51 52
GLIPIZIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 29
REPAGLINIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 55 25
JANUMET XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 56 57
CALCITRIOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 57 70
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 58 131
SENSIPAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 59 75
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 April 7, 2015.
  • 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.