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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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8,812Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

525 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 525 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 525 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$135 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

9,167

2014

8,663

2015

8,812

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 566

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

163

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 3 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

4 21
FUROSEMIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

5 36
METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

6 2
LISINOPRIL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

8 3
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

10 25
LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

11 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 34
SIMVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
GABAPENTIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 7
OMEPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 38
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 8
SYNTHROID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 5
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 94
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 68
ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 117
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

A 23 109
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 42
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 62
PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 107
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 51
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 80
HUMALOG 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 71
INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 74
TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 67
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 10
LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 42 79
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 43
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 46
NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 26
ESTRADIOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 86
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 138
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 11
INVOKANA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 23
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 50 112
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 6, 2016.
  • 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.