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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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5,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

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 554 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 46%.

Prescription Price

$318 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.79M

2015

$1.68M

2016

Number of Claims

6,398

2014

5,957

2015

5,281

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 722

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

133

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 392

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

120

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 390

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 331

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
SYNTHROID 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

6 5
METHIMAZOLE 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

7 15
HUMALOG 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

8 20
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13
LANTUS 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

11 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

12 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

13 6
NOVOLOG 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

14 26
INSULIN SYRINGE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

15 31
INVOKANA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

16 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

17 27
NOVOLIN N 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

18 51
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 29
VICTOZA 2-PAK 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

20 60
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

21 8
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 21 73
LEVOXYL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 24 61
LISINOPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 12
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 16
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 32
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 17, 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.