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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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7,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$1.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

817 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

0% of this provider’s 679 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 817 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$251 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$1.46M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.91M

2016

Number of Claims

7,208

2014

7,212

2015

7,615

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 789

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

196

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 445

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

3 3
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

5 7
SYNTHROID 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

7 6
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

10 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

11 8
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

13 24
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

14 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
VICTOZA 3-PAK 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

16 17
GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

17 22
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 29
FENOFIBRATE* 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

19 47
TRADJENTA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

20 28
LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

21 14
VASCEPA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

22 105
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

25 41
ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 55
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 10
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 19
HUMALOG 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 50
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 79
FUROSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 36
INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 23
BYDUREON 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 35 127
TRULICITY 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 37
PRALUENT PEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 37 113
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 Sept. 4, 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.