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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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7,920Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 85 providers in this state and specialty

$2.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 85 providers in this state and specialty

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 268 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

6% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

63% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$332 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $314 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$1.96M

2014

$2M

2015

$2.63M

2016

Number of Claims

8,851

2014

7,461

2015

7,920

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
SYNTHROID 399

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
METFORMIN HCL 398

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
VICTOZA 3-PAK 361

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

3 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
BYDUREON PEN 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5 40
TRULICITY 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

6 31
CRESTOR 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

7 34
SIMVASTATIN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

8 17
GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

9 20
ZETIA 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

10 41
INVOKANA 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

11 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
NOVOFINE 32 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

13 48
TRADJENTA 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 28
NOVOLOG 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
JANUVIA 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
HUMALOG 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

19 11
VICTOZA 2-PAK 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

20 44
JARDIANCE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 60
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

21 10
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 3
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 68
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

25 4
LISINOPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 94
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

29 77
FARXIGA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 31 37
JANUMET 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 54
ONGLYZA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 33 71
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 70
GLYXAMBI 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

10 35 113
BYDUREON 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 36 117
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 29, 2010.
  • 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.